Accident tragedy kills Nairn girl

March 31, 2009 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

News of the car accident on Marine Road early on Sunday morning is fleshed out as it’s revealed 23-year old Nairn girl, Sarah Miller, was killed. What’s all the more tragic is that the whole incident looks like it could so easily have been avoided – and typically it was the dangerous driver who got […]

Cinema of Dreams forum saved from axe

March 31, 2009 · Filed Under Arts, Nairn 

UPDATE: December 2009 – the forums have moved here: Nairnshire Community forums Mark Cousins has sent an email telling everyone he wants the forum on Cinema of Dreams shut down, partly because the current admin is struggling to dedicate time to it, and additionally because Mark would prefer the festival to keep spontaneous rather than […]

HelpMyHighStreet.com – waste of time?

March 31, 2009 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

After pushing for HelpMyHighStreet, Samantha seems somewhat disillusioned as it appears that there is no process as yet for allocating money to high street regeneration from the scheme: I have today been talking to Lisa McLean who is part of the team at Scottish Government dealing with the above. I wanted to know the details […]

Excited about Nairn!

March 31, 2009 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

Last Wednesday’s ward forum meeting was full, with around 50 people in attendence, including public representatives, intent on hearing not simply what’s wrong with Nairn, but how Iain Fairweather and Brian Stewart intend to help turn the town around. There were plenty of complaints, from omission of Nairn in recent marketing literature, to the eyesore […]

Highland Flying School closes

March 25, 2009 · Filed Under Transport 

There’s a sad piece of news – not only has the Highland Flying School apparently closed down, but in acrimonious circumstances, too: Troubled flying school closes hangar doors A TROUBLED Inverness flying school at the centre of a police probe has ceased trading owing thousands of pounds to customers in pre-booked flying lessons and trial […]

Caltongate collapses: Impact for Deveron and Invicta?

March 24, 2009 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

At first glance it doesn’t look like a local issue – but there are clear ties between the company behind Carltongate in Edinburgh, and the company trying to push Deveron Home’s development at Sandown. Mountgrange have gone into administration, according to Mark Cummings, spokesman for the company. Which is interesting because of the apparent close […]

My Nairn: Too Hot for the Inverness Courier

March 24, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

Both the Inverness Courier and Highland News websites carry a page which features bloggers in the general local area – so in running this blog, I contacted the SPP Group to see if they would consider listing ‘My Nairn’ alongside the Gurn and others. Sorry, no, I was told – My Nairn looks too much […]

Any places to eat out with good veggie food?

March 23, 2009 · Filed Under Moray, Tourist 

One of the frustrating things about being vegetarian is that most places only seem to offer a token veggie option, usually a pasta, mushroom stroganoff, or lasagne. We’d like to take someone out for a meal next weekend, and it would be great if we could find somewhere that does really good food, preferably with […]

Dust storms at Auldearn again

March 22, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

A combination of dry weather the past few days, coupled with high winds today, is created dust storms around Auldearn today. The dust is rising quite high – a good 40-50 foot – and drifting right across the A96, reducing visibility. Just a heads up to be careful. (Note: Seems this is a recurring issue).

Stealth Fighter comes to Lossiemouth

March 19, 2009 · Filed Under Moray 

According to the BBC, Lossiemouth will be stationing stealth fighters: RAF base in line for new fighter The UK’s next generation of military jet could be based at RAF Lossiemouth, defence sources have told the BBC. On Wednesday, Defence Secretary John Hutton announced plans to purchase three of the US developed Joint Strike Fighter test […]

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