Double buggies not allowed on buses?

November 21, 2009 · Filed Under Transport 

A sad but familiar story for anyone with a young family – bus drivers being awkward about bring pushchairs onto the bus – in this instance, no less than 4 buses in Aberdeen refused to pick up a woman on a park and ride because of her double buggy: Mum left stranded on street with […]

Major bridge works coming soon

November 21, 2009 · Filed Under Transport 

A heads up of potential major traffic disruption to the Kessock and Cromaty bridges early next year: Bridge repairs ‘will not clash’ Repairs to two major road bridges in the Highlands will not happen at the same time, Transport Scotland has said. Preparatory work ahead of full-scale refurbishment could be carried out on the Cromarty […]

New Inverness to Zurich flights

November 21, 2009 · Filed Under Transport 

HIAL and HIE are reported to have set up one-weekly charter flights to Zurich to run for three years: New flights route between Inverness and Zurich Holiday company Falcontravel/MTCH-AG will run the service once a week from May to September. HIAL said a 100-seater aircraft would make the flights on Saturdays with a capacity of […]

Cinema Nairn: 29th November 2009

November 17, 2009 · Filed Under Arts 

Cinema Nairn will be screening three films a week on Sunday: The Wizard of Oz The Magnificent Seven I know Where I’m going I’ve already added them to the blogroll (bottom right) so it’ll be interesting to see how this project rolls out. In the meantime, the BBC website gives them a bit of coverage, […]

Whoah! The cost of cinema tickets!

November 17, 2009 · Filed Under Arts 

So a journalist is asking me about 3D TV, and I haven’t actually seen anything since a public display at the IPTV World forum last year (you did not need glasses for that demo either!). So I figure I’d check the cinema listings in case theres a 3D Pixar film being shown – Toy Story […]

Dark Skies for Nairn?

November 16, 2009 · Filed Under Tourist 

Being a smoker, I’m constantly outside in order to enjoy my dirty habit – and as the winter nights have drawn on, I am always dazzled by the display of stars. Despite the nearby lighting, the skies are incredibly clear. When I had to drive to Inverness and back on Saturday night I was left […]

Marmalade: Another High St shop on the move

November 9, 2009 · Filed Under Business, Nairn 

Nairn High Street continues to be a dynamic place! Marmalade is the latest shop on the move, listed at the Nairn Property Center as being up for grabs, apparently because they are looking for bigger premises. Doesn’t guarantee that Marmalade will stay in Nairn, though – they already have a shop in Forres – and […]

Floods in Moray

November 2, 2009 · Filed Under Moray, Weather 

It just wouldn’t stop raining on Sunday – and the result was a lot of flooding across North and North East Scotland, as the BBC reports: The following roads are closed: • The A96 at Huntly. • The A97 at Deveron Bridge. • The A920 Dufftown to Huntly road. • The B993 Kemnay to Monnymusk […]

Halloween in Nairn

November 2, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn 

Yes, it was Halloween again, that time of the year when we think of those less fortunate than ourselves – such as pumpkins and the dead. The kids had a great time ‘Trick or Treat’ing – some of the residents Lochloy way got very much into the spirit of the night. I’m told that at […]