Scotland's children's commissioner has condemned ScotRail for installing a sound device to deter young people from gathering at a train station in South Lanarkshire. Bruce Adamson said the device at Hamilton Central Station was a breach of children's rights. ScotRail said it had taken the step as a result of anti-social behaviour. It follows protests by the RMT union, who said staff were in fear after a 'surge in violence' at the station. The electronic device, often referred to as a 'mosquito', is used to deter loitering by emitting sound at high frequencies that is mostly heard by younger people.
ScotRail says an upsurge in anti-social behaviour is behind the decision to install the device at Hamilton.