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 […]

Knights Templar in Nairn

April 10, 2013 · Filed Under History, Nairn 

I figure most people are aware of the masonic graveyard for the Thanes of Cawdor, but found an interesting piece on Wikipedia today that mentioned about land ownership by the Knights Templar in Nairnshire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar_in_Scotland The Knights Templar had considerable possessions in the County of Nairn, or Moray, in 1296. The following extract is taken […]

Access blocked to Culbin?

October 10, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Nature, Politics, Roads 

Someone’s made an effort to put up a “Private Road: No vehicle access” sign at Kingsteps, on the small road that leads to the Culbin car park. The surprise is that anyone is claiming the right to block access to a site served by the Forestry Commission and Highland Council. Perhaps if whoever put it […]

No smoke without fire

October 10, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn 

A thick plume of smoke rises up behind the town in the late afternoon, as one of the farms just south of Nairn burns rubbish.

Aurora over Nairn

October 9, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

Last night saw the Northern Lights visible to the north of Nairn, with the beach providing a decent backdrop to watch them. The light show was somewhat weak, however, with the aurora visible mostly as a slight green mist, though watching it for a while I did see a slight curtain effect develop at one […]

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 […]

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 […]


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