Back online after internet failure

October 30, 2010 · Filed Under Internet, Nairn 

The failure of the BT failure at the Edinburgh exchange generates a lot of press this morning, not least the fact that the BT broadband subscribers in the Highlands were among those hit. According to reports, BT engineers spent the night fixing the problem, meaning that we were able to get back online this morning. […]

Streetscape: the final verdict?

October 30, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

So, the barriers are finally removed, traffic is allowed back up the High Street, and Streetscape is finished. Lack of political will and leadsership seems to have left everyone with an attempt at compromise, that pleases no one, and addresses nothing. The big problem is that Nairn was lucky to receive the Streetscape funding, which […]

Maggot Flats completed

October 30, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

The flats by the maggot have been completed a little while now, with the builders removing the last of their equipment from the site over the past few weeks. Certainly they’ve been no stranger to controversy, and they looked awful going up over the summer. However, they look a lot better now they are completed. […]

Labour Party in personal attack on Danny Alexander

October 30, 2010 · Filed Under Politics 

Sad to see that instead of trying to come up with any kind of credible plan for the economy, Labour members are instead just taking cheap shots at the Liberal Democrats. It’s as if the Labour party thinks itself only electable if they can discredit the Lib Dems. While the existing coalition cuts are not […]

Somerfield refit: paid for with job losses?

October 28, 2010 · Filed Under Business, Nairn 

Co-op appear to have put another boot in on Nairn. According to staff at the main Co-op owned Somerfield, the refit the place just went through is going to be paid for with job losses. Somewhere there’s a press release with the Co-op posturing that the refit was an investment into the town. Sounded grand […]

Pylons compromise with buried cables

October 26, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nature 

Interesting to see some of the compromises coming out about the revamp of the Beauly to Denny powerline, with at least 40 miles of the new transmission line destined to run underground: Scheme to reduce impact of Beauly Denny power line The measures now approved by ministers are: * 6km of line and pylons around […]

Snow on the hills

October 25, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

The recent clear weather showed off the snow on the mountains around Nairn. The air feels cold already, but it’s likely to get colder still. Just hope the HC has enough grit stock-piled this year.

RAF Lossiemouth to close: Welcome Space Port Lossiemouth?

October 19, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Moray, Nairn, Politics, Tourist 

The strategic defence spending review looks like it confirms at least one of the Moray RAF bases will definitely close: The decision to axe the replacement Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance planes – a project Mr Cameron said had cost more than £3bn and was more than eight years late – puts the future of RAF Kinloss, […]

Digital TV Switchover

October 19, 2010 · Filed Under Arts 

The digital TV switchover is finalised tomorrow, so if you don’t yet have digital TV in some form then it’s time to rush out and get something in place! The digital TV switchover is slowly rolling out across the UK, with the Rosemarkie transmitter turned off tomorrow – taking with it analogue TV signals from […]

Chill wind in Nairn

October 19, 2010 · Filed Under Weather 

No, not a euphemism for development issues this time, but instead simply the weather – as today takes a decidedly chilly turn. According to the BBC weather website, Nairn should be enjoying cool weather in single figures, though the Daily Mail is more dramatic in declaring polar winds as descending on us. Snow is already […]

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