Nairn blogs round-up

August 24, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

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Today is a sunny day – looks like we could be developing the traditional end of August heatwave. Perhaps now that Nairn’s beaches are getting attention in the press some people may be tempted to enjoy them at their best – in the sun. :)

Some interest posts around the local blogs at present:

1. Troubled gulls

Jay’s passion for helping the swans and ducks on the river often results in a passionate distaste for the seagulls and crows preying on them.

However, looks like even seagulls can be underdogs, as Jay rescues a starving juvenile that nearly succumbed to the tides.

He also raises the issue of anglers discarding lines, as another seagull struggles – this time with a hook through the beak.

2. More birds

Caravan 106 reports on the abundance of bird life around the Minister’s Pool – I used to be very much into ornithology, but I’d struggle to identify the number of seashore birds they identify.

And they report seeing an Osprey! Never knew they could be seen around here.

3. Local politics

The Gurn covers some key local developments, with the continued development of the West Nairn Community Council – and the hope that soon Nairn’s community councils can merge into a single entity with a stronger voice.

A Nairnshire partnership meeting is also highlighted, which could be very important for the general development of the area, and worth looking out for if caught up in the recent events surrounding Sandown and Delnies.

4. Blogging challenges

The APT blog considers its future, with the danger of it being shut down. It would be a genuine shame if that were to happen, as the APT brings to the net a range of information and expertise that is rarely available otherwise. I’ve advised caution about burn out.

Bill also raises comments about the rights and responsibilities of blogging. I’m not going to get involved in the politics – always a great invitation to disagreement (along with religion!) :) – but it is worth underlining the point that while blogging does allow for personal editorial control, it also requires editorial responsibility.

I’ve had comments refused because they fell outside of the owner’s editorial controls, and refused to publish some comments myself because that responsibility means not being a party to potential defamation, trademark infringement, or copyright violation.

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2 Responses to “Nairn blogs round-up”

  1. jt on August 24th, 2009 9:45 pm

    Good that you have done a Nairn blogs round up Brian. Thanks for the mention re, gulls etc.
    I have submitted a letter to this weeks ward forum meeting on wednesday evening regarding the subject of seagulls. I will post the letter on my blog tomorrow as well, so that everyone can get my views on the seagulls. Keep up the good work!

  2. Gurnmeister on August 25th, 2009 7:22 am

    An interesting pro-gull letter in the Nairnshire :-) Smash the piggy bank against the wall and rush down to a newsagent’s to access this information.