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 […]

Glasgow School of Art to site in Forres

October 12, 2010 · Filed Under Arts, Business, Moray 

Hi Arts has put funding into creating a new satellite campus for the Glasgow School of Art at Forres: Glasgow School of Art to Open in Forres One of Europe’s most renowned international art schools is to launch a new satellite centre in the North of Scotland, adding to the growing number of higher education […]

Nairn craft skills under spotlight

February 13, 2010 · Filed Under Arts, Nairn 

Melanie Muir is featured in Craft & Design magazine, and is highlighted as one of only 5 people from the Highlands area forwarded for an award from Hi Arts. It’s always nice to see a positive story Nairn, not least when they reveal the richness of skills and expressions within the town, that could be […]

Arts expand in Nairn: special needs drama group and Cinema Nairn programme

January 28, 2010 · Filed Under Arts 

The arts are continuing to expand in Nairn – the Tilda Swinton effect, perhaps? Anyway, a couple of announcements coming up today: New drama group for special needs A new drama group is being set up in Nairn to provide an opportunity for those with special needs to put on a performance, pencilled in for […]

Rock night this Saturday!

January 13, 2010 · Filed Under Arts 

This Saturday (Jan 16th) sees the first Alternative X rock night, with the under 18’s session running from 6pm-9pm, and the over 18’s running from 10pm till 3am. The night will be a DJ set, and the potential play list has songs from over 250 bands in the metal, indie, goth, punk, emo and classic […]

Alternative X rock nights at Inverness Ironworks

December 2, 2009 · Filed Under Arts, Inverness, Nairn 

The Alternative X rock nights are coming to the Inverness Ironworks on January 16th 2010. They will be held on every 3rd Saturday of the month throughout 2010, with under 18’s from 6pm-9pm, and over 18’s from 10pm-3am. It’s set in the style of the classic club rock nights you’d get all over the UK […]

Cinema Nairn: 29th November 2009

November 17, 2009 · Filed Under Arts 

Cinema Nairn will be screening three films a week on Sunday: The Wizard of Oz The Magnificent Seven I know Where I’m going I’ve already added them to the blogroll (bottom right) so it’ll be interesting to see how this project rolls out. In the meantime, the BBC website gives them a bit of coverage, […]

Whoah! The cost of cinema tickets!

November 17, 2009 · Filed Under Arts 

So a journalist is asking me about 3D TV, and I haven’t actually seen anything since a public display at the IPTV World forum last year (you did not need glasses for that demo either!). So I figure I’d check the cinema listings in case theres a 3D Pixar film being shown – Toy Story […]

Take That member to wed in Cawdor

October 26, 2009 · Filed Under Arts 

Noticed something in the papers at the weekend suggesting Take That’s Mark Owen will wed his long-time girlfriend Emma Ferguson on November 8th in Cawdor – here’s a little coverage from the Inverness Courier and more at the Daily Record. Not much more mention online, but certainly looks like we’ll be receiving an interesting array […]

Crowley at Little Theatre

June 25, 2009 · Filed Under Arts, Nairn 

A neighbour alerted me to a flyer yesterday that John Burns would be doing a one-man play on Saturday at the Little Theatre in Fishtown, exploring the life of Aleister Crowley. While Crowley was very energetic in crafting negative press to promote himself, he’s probably better thought of as the Barnum of the occult world. […]


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