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 […]

Old HC offices may need to go

January 9, 2012 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

I’ve not been updating MyNairn for a while, after finalling moving my business into a flat overlooking the High St. Business conditions in the UK still remain tough, so better to focus on work at the moment. However, I did look at the old HC offices (pic above) to gauge their suitability for buying and […]

Highland flood risk areas

August 7, 2011 · Filed Under Development, Inverness, Property 

Thanks to Cathy Stafford at the APT for highlighting a response from SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency): Flooding in Scotland: A Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts 3. Are there areas NOT identified as Potentially Vulnerable Areas following this assessment that you believe should be designated as at significant risk of flooding […]

Sainsburys Nairn

August 4, 2011 · Filed Under Development, Nairn, shopping 

Finally – after nearly 15 years after the original local plan dictated there could only be a new and expanded supermarket in the town centre, Nairn has finally got its Sainsburys – and on the eastern outskirts of the town at that. And in the town centre, the buildings around the Co-op remain as derelict […]

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 […]

Nairn: the new Highland Capital

April 16, 2011 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

The very funny satirical blog, Inversnecky, recently ran a piece how Sainsbury’s development at Nairn could steal the crown of “Highland Capital” from Inverness: Nairn now better than Inverness: Sainsbury threatens “Highland Capital” tag It could be that the main interchange between the Highland lines to Perth and Aberdeen will move to Nairn, that Eden […]

Nairn’s traffic lights farce

April 16, 2011 · Filed Under Development, Nairn 

Trying to travel out of Nairn has become a potential nightmare recently with five new sets of traffic lights being built – we’ve only just started to get back to normal after months of roadworks around Tradespark. The Gurn has been featuring this story heavily, along with a number of detailed posts – the most […]

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 […]

Highland Expo leeches on HC

March 13, 2011 · Filed Under Development 

I’m sure the Highland Expo was a wonderful and important event. But why on earth was the Highland Council held responsible for funding part of it? Even more so, why is Highland Expo demanding a further £198,000 from the Highland Council? Forget the glowing job and income stats – the Highland Council should be responsible […]

Airport railway station edges closer

February 11, 2011 · Filed Under Development 

The BBC reports on a Q&A at Holyrood that reveals Network Rail and Transport Scotland are discussing plans to open two new railway stations, one of which would be at Dalcross at the airport. It’s certainly welcome that we could see a rail connection to the airport, though like Dyce at Aberdeen, it’s going to […]

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