Millbank School and Nairn Academy re-open

November 30, 2010 · Filed Under Education, Nairn, Weather 

Millbank primary school and Nairn Academy are both reopening today despite the bad weather. Bad news for all those pupils hoping for another day off. The BBC reports that schools in eastern Scotland remain more severely affected by the weather and many remain closed. The Beeb also reports temperatures in Inverness falling to -13C last […]

Highland School closures: Nairn schools closed

November 29, 2010 · Filed Under Education, Nairn, Weather 

UPDATE: The PIN system no longer appears to be working – instead, simply visit the Highland Council website on school closures here for more information: Millbank School and Nairn Academy are both confirmed closed today, so I presume Rosebank will also be closed. There’s been no information on the Highland Council website since at […]

Nairn: Winter Wonderland

November 27, 2010 · Filed Under Weather 

The snow we were warned about finally arrived, covering the town with a thin blanket of white early on Friday evening. However, it continued through the night, and has paused only for short periods through Saturday, resulting in a good few inches of snow for the kids to enjoy. The Gurn has posted some photos […]

Here comes the snow …

November 25, 2010 · Filed Under Weather 

It’s been reported over the past week that snow and a long cold snap was heading to the UK, with north-east Scotland expected to take the brunt of bad weather. After a very chilly few days in Nairn we’ve not seen the snow fall here yet, but according to the BBC it’s now coming in […]

More fatalities on the A9

November 15, 2010 · Filed Under Transport 

Sad to see the past few days already seeing various accidents along the A9 between Perth and Inverness, with two people reportedly killed today at an area just undergoing dualling because of being a notorious accident blackspot. Two dead in car crash on A9 near Dalwhinnie Parents are badly injured as car leaves A9 Transport […]

Nairn gets seriously NICE

November 10, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

The Gurn reports that the recent community uprising against Highland Council’s planning fiascos has resulted in the legal formation of the Nairn Improvement Community Enterprise, or NICE, for short. According to the press release on the NICE website: At a meeting on Thursday 28 October some thirty concerned residents of Nairn, including representatives of all […]

More BT broadband problems

November 3, 2010 · Filed Under Internet 

Looks like the Edinburgh exchange failed for BT again, taking out a lot of the internet services across the highlands: BT broadband connection problems continue Customers of ISP’s who use BT lines would also have been impacted, on top of BT’s own. This echoes problems BT reported with its exchange on Saturday evening, with parts […]

Local fireworks events?

November 1, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

Trying to find out what organised events may be put on for this Friday. Can’t find any information online for Forres, which I understand normally does a fireworks show? Or has that been hit by cutbacks? Any recommendations for fireworks events this week much appreciated.