Provost Liz has been suspicious for sometime that shopping in Nairn's one and only 'supermarket' can be an expensive experience. Here are the figures from a wee experiment she tried in comparing the price of a basket of 'bare essentials' in our one and only Somerfield and then looking at the same goods along the road in Forres at Lidl and Tesco. It just goes to show that Somerfield badly need serious competition.
And as far as the proposed town centre supermarket redevelopment plan goes, the Provost thinks it is time to give up the present plan and come up with something new. She told tonight's meeting of the River Community Council that Highland Council's inquiries to the Co-op as to their intention for the Somerfield store were being 'fobbed off'. Up to now it had seemed that the Trunk Roads Authority were holding things up but this even the Provost told the community councilt that it was infact Somerfield that had not submitted information to the Authority. She further told the meeting that the Co-op were not obliged to go ahead with the scheme.
It certainly looks like the whole project is going nowhere fast and the buildings that have been scheduled for demolition could be with us for a long time yet. Maybe they could be used for something if they are not likely to be knocked down in the near future.