Monday, January 16, 2023

Gurn twitter account - usually a lot of interesting stuff

We're old media now too, most news in Nairn breaking over on Facebook these days but we still have our moments from time to time. And don't forget that the Tuesday edition of the Inverness Courier carries a lot of Nairn news too from local journalist Donald Wilson.

In the meantime 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 box 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. 

Thursday, January 05, 2023

"Its amazing what you can achieve when everyone is working together." An update on local projects from Cllr Michael Green has a wee blether with Councillor Michael Green. An update on plans for a Nairn Waste Busters, changes to the Nairn Common Good Fund and development at the harbour. "Its amazing what you can achieve when everyone is working together."


Update: Support for Michael from Sheena Baker, former Chair of Nairn West and Suburban Community Council who told the Gurn:

"Great to hear good  progress on all three topics. Each topic is important for the town and hopefully can progress speedily.I have prattled on for too long now about the importance of all the various organisations and interested parties working as Team Nairn. I wish all of our elected members success in achieving a consensual programme for the town and look forward to the CC’s, NICE, Greenhive, businesses and their organisations, plus any interested individuals or other organisations falling in line with the members to get the programme and funding in place and allocated to Nairn.Only then will things improve!Good luck Michael and your fellow Councillors."

Sunday, December 25, 2022

A few pics of the Nairn County Dook - Fundraiser for Mikey's Line and Team Hamish

 Nairn County Dook 24 Dùbhlachd 

It was fabulous to see so many folk down at the Nairn County fundraiser for Mikey's Line and Team Hamish yesterday. Have a great one today folks and maybe see you up at NCFC v Clach on Tuesday - it'll be a real cracker!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

New feature on the riverside walks


One of the Whinnieknowe beeches sadly feel down overnight 23/24th December 2022 blocking the path. It was quickly dealt with though with Cllr Paul Oldham stating: "Sean Gallagher and Highland Council have been down and are removing." And a great job they did too - the riverside walks are once again ready fro Christmas

Nairn County Christmas Dook - Video


A wee dip in the sea for the County team and supporters - A fundraiser for Mikey's Line and Team Hamish

Merry Christmas and a happy new year when it comes!


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Community ownership must be strengthened to support regeneration

Last week in Parliament Green MSP Ariane Burgess shone a spotlight on community empowerment through the regeneration of land and buildings.

In two Parliamentary debates and at the AGM of Scottish Communities Alliance, Ariane highlighted the need for greater financial support for community ownership and enabling organisations such as community housing trusts.

Commenting, Scottish Greens MSP for the Highlands and Islands Ariane Burgess MSP said: “There are 188 registered vacant and derelict sites across the Highlands & Islands. But thanks to the Community Empowerment Act, our communities are just getting started in reimagining under-used local assets, from playing fields to disused hospitals, community halls to growing spaces.

In Gairloch, the community, supported by the Communities Housing Trust, has transformed a derelict site in the centre of the village into 25 homes with a range of tenures and a community hub which is Scotland’s first public passive-house building.

But communities across Scotland need more support to make the most of this legislation.

That’s why the Bute House Agreement commits the Scottish Government to doubling the Scottish Land Fund to £20m by the end of this parliamentary session.

The Scottish Greens are calling for more long-term and post-acquisition support for community organisations and key enablers such as community housing trusts, to help communities thrive and support rural and island repopulation.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade on the High Street 17/12/22

Tron latha bha iad a' togail airgead airson carthannas air a’ Phrìomh Shraid agus an uair sin bha iad air ais a-nochd. 'S math a rinn Seirbheisean Smàlaidh na Gàidhealtachd 's nan Eilean!

During the day they were raising money for charity on the High Street and then they were back again tonight. Well done Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade!


Seirbheisean Smàlaidh na Gàidhealtachd 's nan Eilean air a’ Phrìomh Shraid 17 Dùbhlachd 2022