The signs aren’t good!

FALKIRK. High Station Rd. Street sign error indicating town centre is 850 km away. When it should read 850 m.
FALKIRK. High Station Rd. Street sign error indicating town centre is 850 km away. When it should read 850 m.
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THERE may not be one clear direction Falkirk Council can follow to get out of these tough times.

But you would hope the local authority would at least know its way around its own town, though.

The signs were certainly not good last Friday when people noticed the direction arrows of a new sign were ... a little off.

The sign, part of the council’s town centre regeneration project, was placed at the corner of Melville Street and Vicar Street, and had people shaking their heads in disbelief.

One man said: “The arrows were all wrong on both sides. They were directing people towards Grahams Road for the Town Hall and the police station.”

The council quickly got the point and a correct sign was put in place soon after – at no extra cost.

A Falkirk Council spokesman said: “Our contractor erected a sign on the wrong site and the mistake was quickly noticed. The new signage is still being installed, however we will ensure a full check for accuracy once they have all been erected.”

Hopefully owners of La Banca and volunteers of the CAB office saw the funny side of the sign, which seemed to indicate they were actually the Glebe Street public toilets.

The confusion did not end there, however, as The Falkirk Herald noticed the addition a small ‘k’ to new signs on High Station Road instantly put a massive distance between the train station and Falkirk town centre.

Taxi drivers were seen rubbing their hands together, hoping an American tourist looking for The Falkirk Wheel would think they had to travel a distance that, as the crow flies, could take them to far flung places like Amsterdam (694 km or 431 miles), Bruges (706 km or 439 miles) or, at a stretch, Paris (897 km or 557 miles).

However, while it may actually seem like 850km if you have ever walked up to High Station, it is in fact only 850 metres into town.