Inverness curfew over

November 7, 2012 · Filed Under Business 

Finally, the curfew is over: Highland nightclub curfew to be abolished. Whatever the curfew’s aims, the practical result was always people moving to the later opening venues before midnight, and those who didn’t make it in time, left separated from friends, making for a poor experience. Glad to see it finally removed in time for […]

Gothic clothing on the High Street

September 26, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Inverness, Moray, Nairn 

Alternative X began as a way to bring regular rock nights to the area (specifically Inverness and Elgin). However, the idea was always to connect it with a gothic clothing shop of some kind. I’ve now launched it: Gothic clothing from Alternative X I’m not ready to take the financial risk of an actual shop […]

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 […]

Lossiemouth Spaceport mooted again

May 18, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Development, Transport 

More talk about Lossiemouth being a location for a spaceport in the UK – though no definite plans, just talk at this stage: Britain ‘should have own spaceport’ Britain should have its own spaceport where satellites and intrepid travellers could be blasted into orbit, according to business leaders. Such a move would help the successful […]

Nairn to get superfast broadband

June 15, 2011 · Filed Under Business, Development, Nairn 

Nairn’s exchange is one of the next sixty-six that BT will be upgrading within the year, to allow for superfast FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) broadband of up to 40Mbps (download) and uploads of up to 10Mbps: BT announces 66 more exchanges for FTTC during 2012 At present current broadband speeds are about 4Mbps max (hat tip to […]

SPP news websites get overhaul

May 6, 2011 · Filed Under Business, Inverness 

The Inverness Courier along with other SPP news websites have had an overhaul, making them look a lot more modern and user-friendly. No doubt the changes have come at a time when online publishing is still suffering from the recession, forcing changes across the industry. I suspect the revamp is part of the SPP Group’s […]

Airport business park moving forward

April 9, 2011 · Filed Under Business, Development, Nairn 

The BBC reports on how development of the business part at Inverness Airport is continuing to move forward, with construction hoped to start later this year, with the first businesses moving in next: Warwickshire firm to spend £30m on Inverness air park A development company has said it would expect to spend £30m in creating […]

Nairn High Street: No threat from Sainsburys?

April 5, 2011 · Filed Under Business 

The work on the new Sainsburys is well under way, and there are conintued mutterances about the ability of the store to kill the town’s High Street. However, if that’s going to be the case there’s no obvious sign of any worry – the High Street has probably never been better occupied by shops, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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