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Giraffic Park: ‘Blair Drummond Locals High Maintenance’, Says Local MP

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Categories: Animal Welfare, Culture and Tourism, Local Business

Stirling MP Alyn Smith helped feed some giraffes during a visit to Blair Drummond Safari Park last week.

Mr Smith has been visiting recently reopened businesses across the Stirling area, learning about what measures have been taken to meet public health guidelines, as well as hearing about some of the challenges facing businesses.

Meeting with Park Manager Gary Gilmour and Director Hector Muir, Mr Smith also got up close and personal with the Rhinos, including the Safari Park’s Bonnie, born just three years ago in Blair Drummond.

Alyn Smith said:

“Lockdown couldn’t have come at a worse time for seasonal businesses like Blair Drummond Safari Park, and I know that management here have been working hard to take care of their animals and to look after staff as best they could whilst they were closed. The Park reopened for just a day before it had to close its gates again due to the pandemic, putting lots of seasonal staff into a difficult situation. However, it is great to see the Park opened up again, with the majority of attractions available to visitors.

“Blair Drummond Safari Park is an important visitor destination to the Stirling area, and offers a great day out. I remember visiting the Park myself when I was wee, so it was great to be back, this time as the MP for the area, and hear from some of my tallest constituents in the giraffe enclosure – although they are particularly high maintenance!

“Tickets for the park can be booked online, and with a new dinosaur exhibit, there’s something for people of all ages.”