Friday, June 14, 2019

Quite a lot going on in the Nairn twittersphere these days folks, we'll post anything interesting we see here via the Gurn twitter page

If there's not much being posted here it's worth having a look at the Gurn twitter account. Quite a lot happens in the Nairn twittersphere these days and you can scroll down the wee twitter boxie on the right hand side as far as you like to see what the latest craic is. You don't have to have an account to look at tweets either. 

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Team Hamish event brings crowds, colour, joy, motion and much more to Nairn today - pictures

A fantastic event and the weather mainly held off as an amazing event took place with the Team Hamish 10K and fun runs getting underway. Click on the image below to browse or a several pages of Individual larger images here. 

Please note we have had to put the images into two flickr albums now due to a technical difficulty. The second album now added below. 

Sgioba Hamish 9 Og-mhios 2019

Individual larger images of second album here. 

Sgioba Hamish 9 Og-mhios 2019 - Duilleag 2

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Missing cat Rose Street - 1st June 2019

Julie Hatton's cat has been missing since Saturday, 1st June in the Rose Street area. This is her post on Nairn Rocks.  
"My poor cat got out last night as I had moved house. He is not well and on medication. His name is Sam and he is a very shy cat. No collar as he had a cut on his neck. Moved from Belivat Terrace town centre Nairn to Rose St if you see him please pm me."

If you live in or around the Rose Street, High Street, Belivat Terrace area, could you please take a moment to check your house, garages, sheds, greenhouses, conservatories, etc, in case Sam has got shut in.
If you see him please pm Julie on the Nairn Rocks post.


"The Scottish Government must deliver on its promise to the people of the Highlands to make railway travel to Inverness competitive with road travel"

"The Scottish Government must deliver on its promise to the people of the Highlands to make railway travel to Inverness competitive with road travel according to the Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP. 

Both the Welsh and Scottish Governments have recently declared climate emergencies and this week the Welsh Government announced it has scrapped plans to build a new motorway.

Mr Harvie highlighted this at First Minister’s Questions this afternoon, asking that since the FM insisted, “Everything is under review” whether the government would look again at the A9 and A96 dualling projects and instead redirect public expenditure from road building to a modern affordable and efficient rail network.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“More than ten years ago an SNP First Minister made a promise to the people of the Highlands that rail travel would become competitive with road. In the meantime, little has happened on the rail front, while huge investment has been committed to the A9 and A96 dualling projects.

“If these projects continue as planned this would mean that there were effectively four lanes of road heading to and from the Highland capital, but only one lane of rail. 

“This week we’ve seen a welcome u-turn from the Welsh Government, scrapping its plan to build a new motorway in the face of the climate emergency. If the Scottish Government’s climate commitments are to be taken seriously, it must too rethink its polluting road plans, and instead invest in reliable alternatives.

“Dualling and electrifying the Highland Mainline could be done at a fraction of the cost of the road projects, and would bring huge environmental and economic benefits to the region. It’s time for the Scottish Government to deliver on its promises and provide a modern, affordable and efficient rail network which is fit for the 21st century.”

D-Day 75th Anniversary - Memorial service on Nairn LInks

A good turnout today for the service organised by the Nairn Branch of the Royal British Legion despite the weather, as those that trained in this area during World War 2 and then went on to participate in the D-Day landings were remembered.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Nairn youngsters speaking at Climate Emergency demonstration they organised in Inverness - Saturday 25th of May 2019



They were also some adult speakers invited by the young people too and we'll put up a link to a longer video containing their contributions later. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Nairn voter receives polling card but still unable to vote on the day!


Worried about the Climate Emergency? - if you can get along to Falcon Square Inverness 12.00 midday tomorrow (25th May) to support a demonstration organised by 13 year old Eric and his friends

Nairn's youth continue their efforts to draw attention to Climate Emergency issues

Nairn Academy pupils held their regular Climate Emergency demonstration today in the High Street and then they went up to support a similar protest outside Rosebank. Tomorrow the Nairn pupils have organised a demonstration in Inverness which starts in Falcon Square at 12 midday (see image of poster on right of this article.

 If you get a chance speak to these youngsters about their hopes for the future and their worries about the growing dangerous situation that our world's climate is heading for - they are remarkable and inspirational people.

Larger images later on the Gurn flickr pages. 


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Some Rosebank pupils to join worldwide Climate Strike this Friday 8.45 – 9.45 am at Academical Square opposite St Ninian's Church

Inspired by both Greta Thunberg, and the actions of the Nairn Academy pupils, some of the Rosebank Primary pupils will be holding their own Climate Strike this Friday at Academical Square (square at the back of Rosebank School, opposite St Ninian’s) from 8.45 – 9.45 as part of the Global Climate Strike 2. All pupils and teachers from both Rosebank and Milbank are welcome to attend, but will need to be supervised by a Parent / carer and let their school know.

David a P4 pupil – who helped to instigate the event, says “I don’t want to sit around anymore, I want to do something”.

Details of the Global Strike for Climate in the embeded facebook article below.  Since the first Global strike, which say a very good turnout in Nairn despite heavy rain, picture here, Nairn Academy pupils have continued with a Friday morning demonstration on the High Street every week and will no doubt be turning out for the Global Strike too this week.