Nairn tales of the riverbank

May 19, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Nature 

JT keeps us up to date with the latest dramas happening around the river, with a lot going on at the moment. – The Swans: 6 cygnets hatched, but one has already been killed by the crows – The Ducks: at least 19 ducklings, and showing some cunning at defending themselves against the crows and […]

Deveron’s Sandown appeal rejected by Scottish Government

May 15, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

The Gurn breaks the news that the Scottish Government has rejected Deveron’s appeal against their application for development at Sandown. The appeal document is rather long but absolutely condemns Deveron’s attempt at willful over development, which is clearly identifies. Additionally, unlike Mark Cumming’s press claims that the Highland Council was working against developer interests in […]

Nairn provost sacked for representing Nairn

May 13, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Politics 

The Gurn is keeping everyone up to date the all the latest development around Liz MacDonald being sacked as provost. It seems the key problem is that Liz has campaigned against the closure of Nairn swimming pool – amongst other issues. Questions: 1. Why is a councillor not allowed to support local causes? More to […]

Danny Alexander – Scottish Secretary?

May 12, 2010 · Filed Under Politics 

According to media reports this morning, Danny Alexander is set to become Scottish Secretary under the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. Certainly it will be interesting to see if Danny’s new appointment – if confirmed – helps raise the profile for the area, and gives it further attention. He’s certainly carrying a decent majority of […]

Danny Alexander brokers Tory-Lib government

May 9, 2010 · Filed Under Politics 

Interesting to see our local MP at the centre of the existing talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, according to the BBC reporting: Tories and Lib Dems hold more power-sharing talks The Lib Dem leader has said the Conservatives, as the biggest party, have the right to seek to form a government first. His […]