Saturday, August 24, 2019

Awesome scenes as Nairn County beat Brora 1-0 at Station Park to take unbeaten run since start of season to four games

The first three games were away too. Here's how it was at the final whistle. Wonderful times and living the dream today:

Courthouse steeple goes back on tomorrow morning Sunday 25th (weather permitting)

From Highland Council Press Release:

"On Sunday (25th August 2019) it is proposed to crane lift the newly refurbished steeple back on to the top of Nairn Courthouse. This will obviously be weather permitting.

In order to allow crane access to facilitate the lift, the full rear car park will be closed overnight at both entrances from the A96 from 10pm on Saturday 24th August until 10am on Sunday 25th.

Crane set up will take approximately an hour and a half from 07:00 hrs on Sunday 25th with the actual lift likely to take half an hour from 08:30am. For public safety, the High Street will be closed off in the immediate vicinity of the Courthouse for the duration of the lift. Areas adjacent to the Courthouse will also be cordoned off for safety reasons.

The construction works are currently on programme and the public are able to view the various stages of works required at Nairn Service Point.

The works are being carried out by Laing Traditional Masonry, and project managed by the Development and Infrastructure Service of The Highland Council."

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Nairn Academy rebuild any further forward or kicked into the long grass once again? Watch the Highland Council webcast and you decide!

Nairn Academy Rebuild any further forward or kicked into the long grass once again? Watch the webcast and you decide. Click see more to get times on vid where, Liz, Peter and Tom (oor Cooncillors) speak. Here's something from the Highland Council press office:

"Members have, at a special council meeting today, agreed a top priority for the Scottish Government New Schools Investment Programme bid.

Members agreed that the proposed Tain 3-18 Campus project is nominated as The Highland Council’s priority for consideration by the Scottish Government for inclusion in the initial phase of the New Schools Investment Programme with a delivery timescale by the end of 2021.

A second priority will be to secure funding to provide a new campus at Broadford as the Highland Council recognises Broadford as a high priority in the next phase of school infrastructure investment.

Members also agreed that Council will seek to secure funding to provide a replacement school for Nairn Academy through a bid to the further, larger, phase of investment from the Schools Investment Programme, in conjunction with the planned refresh of the Council’s Capital Programme."

Any way folks. Watch Liz MacDonald speak at 16.02 in (Only lip service has been paid to Nairn as a contender).

Peter Sagers at 23.30 (overall I do not feel that Nairn Academy has had a fair crack of the whip).

Tom Heggie at 45.55 (Why did Nairn disappear off a priority list, no one has been able to tell me). Tom sets out the state of the building here, doesn't sound good folks.

Cllr Saggers proposed an amendment towards the end to give more impetus to a Nairn Academy rebuild but he withdrew it when it emerged that changing chacement areas would mean a consultation period that could take 2 years.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

OK for Phone boxes to go? 3 in Nairn, 2 in Cawdor - consultation on BT closure of public payphones

If you have any thoughts on the proposed closures, then links to the consultation pages are available here on the Highland Council website.  The closures in Nairn are in John St, Fraser Park and Boath Park. 
Interesting comment from David Richardson of the Federation of Small Businesses in relation to this topic on twitter. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

What do young people think are the biggest issues in the Inverness and Nairn constituency?

MYSPs Kimberley Brown and Rachel Hatfield want young people to tell them what are the biggest issues in their constituency

"Aged 12-25? Live in Inverness, Nairn or Grantown on Spey? Why not tell your MSYPs what affects you! Filling out this survey will help us map out our local priorities. You can email Kimberley and Rachael anytime: and "

Friday, August 09, 2019

Climate emergency school strikers continue their protest during school holidays

A blether with Eric about the continuing Climate Emergency Friday protest on Nairn High Street, the Global Climate Strike on September 20th and the recently formed Nairn Extinction Rebellion Group.