Eight Options for Nairn Bypass

November 12, 2013 · Filed Under Moray, Nairn, Roads, Transport 

The BBC reported today that Transport Scotland have put to consultation the (eventual) planned upgrade to the A96, and Nairn Bypass appears in the plans. Transport Scotland have included a number of documents online here. One of the surprises is that there are no less than 8 different bypass options for Nairn. Certainly it’s a […]

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 […]

Dolphins off Nairn beach

August 10, 2012 · Filed Under Moray, Nairn, Nature 

This week the weather has been warm and mostly sunny, making for pleasant walks with the dog along the central and east beach. What has been especially nice is that the dolphins have been regularly visible this week, especially on the afternoon high tides. I’m not sure how common it is, but in the six […]

The passing of local blogs

August 2, 2012 · Filed Under Internet, Moray 

I’ve noticed a few local blogs I’d followed disappearing over recent months, which has been a shame. – Caravan 109 was always a pleasant read, but alas no longer exists, and the arhive.org record only starts from the beginning of 2011: Caravan 109 on archive.org – Newsbleat’s “Wild and woolly opinion from the Scottish Highlands” […]

No spaceport for Moray

May 26, 2011 · Filed Under Moray 

After the Gurn posted about the farewell march in Forres over RAF Kinloss, I thought I’d check to see how the spaceport idea was coming along. The original idea was that RAF Lossiemouth could become a spaceport for Virgin Atlantic, on the grounds that the Virgin project needed a particularly long and hard to find […]

News round up

January 4, 2011 · Filed Under Moray, Nairn, Transport, Weather 

Well, the snow has finally gone – it’s been a week actually – after we spent most of December living in a white landscape. Truth be told, everything had been white for so long, it was a bit strange to see green again. News reports suggested that it was a record-breaking December for the cold […]

RAF Lossiemouth to close: Welcome Space Port Lossiemouth?

October 19, 2010 · Filed Under Development, Moray, Nairn, Politics, Tourist 

The strategic defence spending review looks like it confirms at least one of the Moray RAF bases will definitely close: The decision to axe the replacement Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance planes – a project Mr Cameron said had cost more than £3bn and was more than eight years late – puts the future of RAF Kinloss, […]

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 […]

A96 closed: between Elgin and Forres

January 29, 2010 · Filed Under Moray, Transport 

Just a heads up that apparently there’s was a three-vehicle accident on the A96 between Elgin and Forres this morning, which has closed both lanes of the A96. So if you were planning to drive towards Elgin or Forres today, be aware that the A96 remains closed between them, and traffic problems are likely around […]

Floods in Moray

November 2, 2009 · Filed Under Moray, Weather 

It just wouldn’t stop raining on Sunday – and the result was a lot of flooding across North and North East Scotland, as the BBC reports: The following roads are closed: • The A96 at Huntly. • The A97 at Deveron Bridge. • The A920 Dufftown to Huntly road. • The B993 Kemnay to Monnymusk […]


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