Dolphin numbers on the increase

July 26, 2012 · Filed Under Nature 

The BBC reports that the dolphin population is doing well, with 20 individuals (including 7 calves) recorded so far this year: Charlie Phillips, of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), has been monitoring numbers for years. He said the animals were likely to be following a good run of salmon. Mr Phillips said: “I […]

No business broadband for Nairn

July 19, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Nairn 

The Gurn posts a startling revelation – that the roll out of BT’s “super-fast broadband” Infinity packages will not be available to any Nairn businesses along the High Street, or even Balmakeith business park. It appears that while cabinets have been upgraded to allow for BT Infinity to be provided to residential customers, the very […]

Highland News article provokes Facebook anger

July 19, 2012 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn 

The Highland News publishes an article about how at a party in Nairn, a 17-year old girl had boiling water poured on her while male friends filmed it: Painter poured boiling water over woman at Nairn party. However, the tone of the piece, which jokes about the action getting the defendant “in hot water” seems […]

Inverness Iron-Age industry

July 17, 2012 · Filed Under History, Nairn 

It looks as though recent development on the east side of Inverness is throwing up an interesting picture of the archaeology. The BBC reports that an AOC Archaeology dig on the site of the new university campus has thrown up two different iron-working camps. The suggestion is that, in light of other discoveries at Culduthel […]

Giant Hogweed

July 9, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Nature, Politics 

Looks like Giant Hogweed is spreading in Nairn – the picture above is from some of the two dozen plants growing by the old quarry/woodlands between Lochloy Road and the flats at Old Bar Road. It really is a very distinctive plant – the photo doesn’t show so well, but the ones in the photo […]