Inverness explodes!

July 30, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness 

Literally! Bomb disposal team end blast drama LIFE was getting back to normal today (Friday) for residents in the Merkinch area of the city after it was rocked by two explosions. Two people received minor injuries when a container of detonators exploded in a yard in Thornbush Road next to Blackbridge Furnishings. advertising The first […]

Harbour boats burned

July 30, 2010 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

The Gurn covers the story of two boats burned out at the harbour, with original coverage and then a follow-up as they are removed. Normally The Nairnshire Telegraph’s “Cop This” section would be filled with small crimes stories – a broken window, a shoplifted bottle, or similar minor crimes. Someone the potential inclusion of the […]

Highland Aviation Museum gets Nimrod

July 29, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

The P&J reports on one of the more unusual traffic events for the A96 – the fuselage of a Nimrod being transported from RAF Kinloss to the Highland Aviation Museum by Inverness Airport. Certainly that would have been interesting to encounter while driving! The Highland Aviation Museum is one of those little mentioned gems – […]

New flats to replace Lodgehill Clinic?

July 28, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

Nairn Matters raises the news of an application to build 11 flats over 3 storeys, through demolition of the Lodgehill Clinic now the facilities have moved to the expanded town and county hospital. My thoughts are: 1. Why does the HC insist on demolishing buildings to build flats? 2. When did the site come up […]

Highland Green Party – still very out of touch

July 26, 2010 · Filed Under Politics 

Another idiot press release by the Green Party, showing how out of touch and ridiculous they have become in the Highlands. There are plenty of real arguments about where the Highland Council may be failing to govern effectively, but proclaiming the refusal to add a special supermarket tax as one of these is just daft. […]

Idiot boys attack Joe Telfer

July 26, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Nature 

Looks like JT had a lucky escape after being pushed off the river wall on Saturday evening, while caring the swans. It sounds like the sort of stupid act that can initially seem like a funny thing to do – after all, what’s more brave than a couple of young men pushing a much older […]

No news from Co-op?

July 26, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

I seem to recall the Inverness Courier stating the Co-op would be announcing it’s plans for NAirn back in April – but as yet I’ve not come across any further development on the topic. Is it the case that I’ve simply missed news on the issue, or are the Co-op still dragging their feet, and […]

David Mitchell on Scottish Gaelic

July 24, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

Interesting video on YouTube as comedian David Mitchell gets on his soapbox about Scottish Gaelic:

More Zippo’s circus images

July 24, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Tourist 

More images from the afternoon’s performance at Zippo’s Circus on the Farmer’s Showfield in Nairn below: Also, just a note on animal cruelty – I’m quite aware that the circus industry in general has had a bad reputation for animal cruelty, and if Zippo’s had advertised any exotic animals, I would not have considered going. […]

Pen on the mend

July 23, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Nature 

Just catching up with the local blogs, and was horrified to read JT’s coverage of the dog attack on the mother swan in our resident swan family. Luckily, she appears to have been healing nicely over the past week. However, the whole issue is a stark reminder that irresponsible dog owners can be a serious […]

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