Inverness airport flying to Siciliy with Newmarket Holidays

March 10, 2011 · Filed Under Tourist, Transport 

Looks like Newmarket Holidays have added Sicily as a holiday destination flying from Inverness airport for 2011. That’s a nice change because it appears to offer more of a family experience holiday. In other words, beaches, pools, as well as culture. Which Newmarket’s holidays abroad tend not to offer (except the holidays to Jersey – […]

Family Days Out

January 31, 2011 · Filed Under Tourist 

As the weather remains calm and we move to Spring and Summer (no doubt with a break for snow in February) I’ve been looking for family days out. As it looks like Bumbles is no longer around, I’ve been keeping an eye out for other places to take the kids at the weekend. The website […]

Local fireworks events?

November 1, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

Trying to find out what organised events may be put on for this Friday. Can’t find any information online for Forres, which I understand normally does a fireworks show? Or has that been hit by cutbacks? Any recommendations for fireworks events this week much appreciated.

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, […]

Joe Telfer and Swan Island under attack?

September 22, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Politics, Tourist 

I’ve not seen this week’s paper, but judging by the most recent blog post at Simply Swans, some in the River Community has been critical of Joe Telfer’s efforts with Swan Island, as reported by the Nairnshire Telegraph: Axe Grinders Attack Swans Island….and Me ! Because I haven’t read the Nairnshire Telegraph piece, I’m not […]

VJ Day tribute at Fort George: Colossal Celebration of the Centuries

August 15, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

Fort George had the honour of being host to the largest display event by Historic Scotland of the year, putting on their Colossal Celebration of the Centuries. Performed over the weekend that today saw the 65th anniversary of VJ Day, the effective end of World War II, the re-enactment served as a fitting tribute. A […]

Highland Aviation Museum gets Nimrod

July 29, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

The P&J reports on one of the more unusual traffic events for the A96 – the fuselage of a Nimrod being transported from RAF Kinloss to the Highland Aviation Museum by Inverness Airport. Certainly that would have been interesting to encounter while driving! The Highland Aviation Museum is one of those little mentioned gems – […]

David Mitchell on Scottish Gaelic

July 24, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

Interesting video on YouTube as comedian David Mitchell gets on his soapbox about Scottish Gaelic:

More Zippo’s circus images

July 24, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Tourist 

More images from the afternoon’s performance at Zippo’s Circus on the Farmer’s Showfield in Nairn below: Also, just a note on animal cruelty – I’m quite aware that the circus industry in general has had a bad reputation for animal cruelty, and if Zippo’s had advertised any exotic animals, I would not have considered going. […]

When Zippos Circus came to town

July 23, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

We took the family to Zippo’s Circus on Wednesday for the afternoon, figuring it was one of those events that could be very memorable for the children – and we weren’t wrong, for all the right reasons! Firstly, we’ve suddenly seen a string of events using the Nairn farmer’s showfield, which has to be positive […]


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