No business broadband for Nairn

July 19, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Nairn · Comments Off 

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 · 6 Comments 

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 · Comments Off 

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 […]

Giant Hogweed

July 9, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Nature, Politics · 2 Comments 

Looks like Giant Hogweed is spreading in Nairn – the picture above is from some of the two dozen plants growing by the old quarry/woodlands between Lochloy Road and the flats at Old Bar Road. It really is a very distinctive plant – the photo doesn’t show so well, but the ones in the photo […]

Lossiemouth Spaceport mooted again

May 18, 2012 · Filed Under Business, Development, Transport · 1 Comment 

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 […]

Mild Spring weather

March 18, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather · 1 Comment 

Except for an obligatory cold spell before Christmas, the weather has been very mild this winter, with only very brief periods of sleet or hail. There was a big cold snap that hit in early February – but it missed Britain entirely, and ended up in eastern/southern Europe, bringing -20C temperatures as far down as […]

Traffic Wardens making town centre No Go area?

February 10, 2012 · Filed Under Crime, Nairn · 7 Comments 

Are Northern Constabulary’s latest traffic wardens really trying to make the town centre a no-go area? You might be forgiven for thinking so – it seems they are distributing parking tickets like nobody’s budiness. What’s especially annoying is that in the absence of yellow lines, not all the signs are very clear. On the one […]

Faster broadband: but not Superfast

February 3, 2012 · Filed Under Internet, Nairn · 7 Comments 

I’ve noticed a lot of BT Openreach vans parked around town over the past month, which might have heralded the arrival of superfast broadband, as reported last summer when Nairn made the list of FTTC exchange upgrades. However, after calling BT, it appears that this isn’t BT’s Infinity broadband offering, which can deliver up to […]

Google Maps: Nairn in detail

January 9, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn · 1 Comment 

Google has finally updated Google Maps, allowing for a detailed satellite view of Nairn. Previously, the view of the town was only a low resolution one that only provided a blurred outline of the buildings. Now the image is in the high resolution detail that major cities already enjoy. Judging by the satellite image, it […]

Old HC offices may need to go

January 9, 2012 · Filed Under Development, Nairn · 2 Comments 

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 […]

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