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 […]

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 […]

Lid Dems: Rail, not roads

April 5, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Roads 

Looks like the national Lib Deb policy is to stop much of the investment in roads and put it into rail instead: Lib Dems plan rail expansion by cutting road projects The Liberal Democrats have set out plans to reopen thousands of miles of railway tracks and stations. The scheme would be funded by cutting […]

Lochloy traffic lights out – again!

February 26, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Roads 

Traffic lights at Lochloy Road are out again. Looks like we had a power cut last night, but all the other traffic lights seem to be working fine. Not sure what the excuse will be this time? Too cold for signals? UPDATE: As of 1pm they are working again. For the time being.

A9 closed in Central Scotland

February 25, 2010 · Filed Under Roads, Transport, Weather 

Central Scotland and Aberdeen seem to be taking the brunt of the bad weather at present, with the A9 closed in Perthshire and Hundreds stuck in snow on A9 in Perthshire according to the BBC: Hundreds of motorists are stuck on the A9 in Perthshire by heavy snow and fallen electricity lines, police said. The […]

Driving through Frozen Scotland

January 3, 2010 · Filed Under Roads, Transport, Weather 

When we arranged to spend Christmas week with relatives down south, we could never have expected the weather conditions to be as severe as they were. It’s not just the roads that were bad: roads, rail links, and airports across the UK were disrupted or closed because of heavy snow and freezing temperatures. Driving through […]

Severe weather driving

December 21, 2009 · Filed Under Roads, Transport, Weather 

I had to drive down to Dumfries yesterday on a family matter – and all I can say is that the next time I see a severe weather warning – I’m staying at home!! When a particular strong and heavy snow shower drifted in from the north on Sunday morning, I figured on main roads […]

Nairn Snow: it arrives at last!

February 5, 2009 · Filed Under Nairn, Roads, Weather 

It appears my snow envy was short-lived, as the snow from Russia drifts up north from the rest of the UK – and finally reaches the Highlands. So I spent the morning with the little sledge out with the kids, as Millbank School was closed today: In the meantime, the travel disruption to the region […]

How will the Energy Industry impact Nairn?

December 24, 2008 · Filed Under Development, Inverness, Moray, Nairn, Roads, Transport 

Despite the variety of bad news at the end of this year, which is likely to negatively impact the development of Nairn, there remains an undercurrent that could yet bring a boost to the town. The problem, as always, is that any such development could b as damaging in parts as it is a benefit. […]

Lochloy Road traffic lights out – again

December 17, 2008 · Filed Under Nairn, Roads 

Just a heads up that the traffic lights at Lochloy Road are out again. While this mainly causes problems for traffic moving out of Lochloy Road and Dunbar Avenue areas, it’s worth remembering the problems that occurred last time this issue was “fixed”. For those with short memories, the traffic light sequence was set up […]


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