A first for the Gurn we think, unless Sandy Park has perhaps made the odd anon comment, but in response to a question from the Gurn a local politician promptly wrote a few lines thus making the first official entry from one of our elected representitives.
The Gurnmeister fired off an e-mail asking if there was anything he could tell us about his party's position re the Nairn by-pass. AyeRight has kindly put up Danny's recent e-newsletter in the comments in this thread. As you can see the Lib Dems are campaigning big time to get an Inverness by-pass and they have even set-up a facebook group for this purpose. So, worried that we weren't on the Lib Dem radar, the Gurnmeister tried to find out more. This is Danny's response:
'On the particular issue of the bypass for Nairn, I hope we might be able to surprise you in the not too distant future. The situation is more complicated since, as you know, the bypass for Nairn was contained in the recent Scottish Government transport projects review which was covers the period from 2012 until 2032. We need to get a clearer idea of what the timescale will be, and whether the Nairn by-pass and the dualling of the A96 will be pursued as an integrated project or separately - as they appear in the recent plan. I share concerns that have been raised with me that dualling the A96 without the by-pass could make both safety and congestion problems in central Nairn worse.'
Thanks for that Danny, we'd welcome more from yourself or any of our local politicians - isn't there an SNP mannie somewhere that is supposed to be after your job, perhaps he'd like to get in touch with the Gurn? Maybe Fergus too?