Rocky Horror this Saturday!

April 29, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

There’s a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on at the community centre in Nairn on Saturday 2nd May. It’s a fund-raising event for Auldearn Primary School, with tickets costing a somewhat tidy £10, with the film starting at 8pm and complimentary drinks provided. It’s nice to see something a little more offbeat being […]

Foul Dog Onwers

April 29, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

Here’s a couple of stunning suggestions for dog owners: 1. If you talk your dog for a walk, and it poops – you clear up after it 2. If you place the poop in a plastic bag, carry it with you to the nearest bin, instead of just chucking the bag on the ground. Walking […]

Events in Nairn

April 28, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

As the cry goes out to catalogue events in Nairn, I thought it would be worth checking the community centre. Despite having been in there a number of times, I was surprised to see how much was regularly happening in Nairn. Check it out: Nairn Community Centre, regular events There’s also basic listings of up […]

Swine Flu: it’s Scottish!

April 27, 2009 · Filed Under Politics 

Don’t panic! But Bird Flu has touched down in the UK, with a couple from Lanarkshire bringing back the virus from Mexico: Scots swine flu cases confirmed Two people admitted to a Scottish hospital after returning from Mexico have been confirmed as the first British cases of swine flu. Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said […]

Nairn: seaside destination or Inverness slum?

April 27, 2009 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

Alasdar Rae posts about the “Inverness-Nairn city area” as a planning concept, which raises some ire at the Gurn. A key point is probably this: It is clear from recent and proposed developments (Bridgemill, Sandown, and others) that the default approach, which yields most profit, is cheap, high-density housing, with perhaps a bit of business […]

Little Ice Age for Nairn?

April 27, 2009 · Filed Under Nature 

If you didn’t see it recently, the BBC reported that our Sun is now undergoing a period of extremely low activity – and that the last time this happened, big changes happened in Scotland, and Nairn was buried in a sandstorm. ‘Quiet Sun’ baffling astronomers According to Prof Louise Hara of University College London, it […]

Moray Coast: A Tourist Destination or not?

April 23, 2009 · Filed Under Arts, Moray, Nairn, Nature, Tourist 

At the beginning of the week I went to the Visit Nairn association AGM, to see what was planned for promoting Nairn as a tourist destination. Certainly there was a lot of very constructive talk, not least with addressing some of Nairn’s most outstanding issues. I’ll admit to being cautiously optimistic (and that’s from a […]

Caithness slams Gaelic

April 16, 2009 · Filed Under Politics 

Very interesting debate happening further north – it seems that councillors in Caithness think the Highland Council has its priorities confused, by earmarking £2.7 million for bilongual roadsigns across the Highlands, while schools are forced to drop teachers in cut-backs. ‘Gaelic’s being rammed down our throats’ THE ONLY way to stop the imposition of bilingual […]

Inverness Leisure spared £250,000 VAT bill

April 16, 2009 · Filed Under Inverness 

The VAT is to be feared, but He often gets it wrong. Luckily, rather than pay the bill first, only to then be able to claim it back, Inverness Leisure Centre got an early reprieve: Leisure trust spared VAT demand The body that runs the biggest leisure centre in the Highlands has been told it […]

A96 Corridor Masterplan featured on BBC

April 16, 2009 · Filed Under Development 

Coverage of the developments under the A96 Corridor masterplan is featured on the BBC website today: War zone to £3.1bn planning strip It doesn’t really add anythng, as much as act as a general summary, which is fine as a reference. While there are various objections and contentions raised about the project, something I couldn’t […]

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