Inverness Airport: How connected with Scotland?

February 24, 2009 · Filed Under Transport 

Looking around this week, I’m having a lot of difficulty in finding any airlines that fly Inverness to Glasgow. In fact, looking to Scotland’s major airports, the only flight I can find from Inverness is single daily flight to and from Edinburgh. I know Inverness Airport is a small regional, and therefore will have limited […]

Free website for every Nairn community group

February 12, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

More than once the issue of modernising Nairn and looking to the future has come up as an issue. However, this has to include activity online as well as offline, and if Nairn’s different interest organisations are going to develop a voice in the 21st century, they need to be online for easy public reference. […]

The Highland Big Freeze

February 9, 2009 · Filed Under Weather 

The BBC reports that Aviemore saw temperatures drop to -18 C, and Aberdeen cool to -12 C. Driving the kids to school this morning, the car’s thermometer declared it to be -6 C, but a neighbour informed that when they arose earlier, it was as low as -9 C. Luckily for us, we managed to […]

Time for Nairn to get active on local issues

February 6, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

It’s time to get proactive and ensure that our elected representative actually start to represent us. 1. McLean Court day-centre The Highland Council wants to save £35,000 a year by closing the McLean Court day centre: Blind Mary, 89, says life will be bleak without Nairn day-centre A blind 89-year-old widow is heartbroken that the […]

Nairn Snow: it arrives at last!

February 5, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn, Roads, Weather 

It appears my snow envy was short-lived, as the snow from Russia drifts up north from the rest of the UK – and finally reaches the Highlands. So I spent the morning with the little sledge out with the kids, as Millbank School was closed today: In the meantime, the travel disruption to the region […]

Local Councillors: Do they really represent Nairn?

February 4, 2009 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

A couple of marked points in this week’s Nairnshire Telegraph as both arrogance and timidity was shown to be core values of Nairn’s representatives: Councillor Sandy Park is reported to have reacted negatively to Iain Fairweather’s proposal to bring business and tourist planning together in an intelligent manner that looks to the future. According to […]

Snow Envy

February 4, 2009 · Filed Under Weather 

Anyone else envious of the snow that seems to have hit every part of Britain except around the Moray Firth? Snow adds variety, it’s refreshing, it changes the visual appeal of a place (remember how much we enjoyed how Nairn looked in frost?) and while snow offers hazards in terms of ice and slush, it […]

Congratulations, Ruairidh Macmillan!

February 2, 2009 · Filed Under Arts, Nairn 

Congratulations are in order for Ruairidh Macmillan, a Nairn lad who just won the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician competition: Nairn Fiddler Wins The Quaich In the end, the big silver quaich went to Ruairidh Macmiilan from Nairn. He had wowed the audience with some fantastic fiddling but he also had great stage presence […]