Well worth a read folks: NWSCC Commentary on Selection of Opportunity Cromarty Firth as a Green Freeport
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023
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.
Tweets by @GurnNurn
Thursday, January 05, 2023
"Its amazing what you can achieve when everyone is working together." An update on local projects from Cllr Michael Green
gurnnurn.com 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."
Monday, December 26, 2022
Sunday, December 25, 2022
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
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
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
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
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!