Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Regal chip vending machine

A Nairnite was having trouble explaining to Inverness based colleagues that such a fantastic invention once graced the Regal premises in the late sixties and early seventies. It seems they thought that was pure silliness and no such thing ever existed. There was a time, however when Nairn was the equal of Inverness, even perhaps the more advanced community, when it came to the modern world. Way ahead of its time the chip vending machine was certainly there. The Gurn has testimony from a second witness. Does anyone else remember the chip vending machine from their youthful heyday?

2 comments:

chips wiv chips said...

I don't remember the machine in Nairn but have stayed at several hotels where such a service is available the nearest being a Holiday Inn in Glasgow. Could Nairn not get a new one, would be a great attraction and help with those long queues at the regular chippies?

Anonymous said...

yes there was a chip vending machine at the Regal, i remember
buying some as it was a great novelty at the time but machine give Regal owner Mr Fairley lots of problems so it was not there for
long