The editorial team bumped into a former Nairn District Councilor at the weekend and conversation turned to the glory days when people that lived in the town had a lot more say about what went on here and things were a lot more visible at local government level. This former public servant wasn’t dissing our present elected representatives just bemoaning the fact that the way the Highland Council is set up it means that the members of the outlying communities have no real power against Inverness anymore and when they try to get something done they have to trade off on various bits and pieces that can often work against places like Nairn.
Rightly or wrongly that is what a lot of people feel and it is a bit of a shame that it has come to that.
The former member of NDC also said he was appalled at the comments attributed to Nairn River Community Council’s Graham Marsden who detailed his complaints about Billy Smith’s yard. We agree, not Billy’s fault someone set fire to his business, he did his best to clean it up and the fence looks fine – good luck and best wishes in building the business back up Billy.