Another wee observation for your entertaining website.
I see from this weeks Highland Snooze that ‘Invercentricity’ has been taken to new levels, where ‘10 tonnes of sand, palm trees and a dolphin mural’ have been used in the creation of a ‘beach’ in Falcon Square The 'beach' must be a substitute for the slimy, foul smelling area of foreshore opposite the Golden Mile. It doesn't seem to mention how much the beach has cost. This actually sound to me like the latest effort to eventually relocate all Nairn’s amenities to the Highland Capital’ with the additional economic benefit to our big city neighbours of curtailing the leakage of Invernessian money from the food court at the Eastgate Centre to Nairn’s Links Cafe . I doubt it won't be long before the East and West beaches are barriered off with red and white tape by men in dayglo jackets. Nairnites can then visit Inversnecky beach after signing on, visiting the job centre, making your court appearance, getting a choice of supermarket and visiting the council chamber. In fact, they may as well just stay in Inverness while they're there, and the Highland Council’s objective will have been achieved.
Remarkable goings on Nairnac, what will they try next to bring Nairn to heel? The Press and Journal states that this venture cost £4,500. 'The project cost £4,500 and was funded and managed by Inverness Business Improvement District (Bid). Bid manager Stefan Krause said the idea was to encourage people to meet and interact with each other.'
For the same price a 1,000 Invernessians could have walked over to the Falcon Square bus stop and purchased a £4.50 return ticket to the miles of free beach where you can interact or not, no pressure at all.