Leading marks (Two orange painted triangles on poles) have been placed on the east pier. Nairn harbour has limited tidal access, and for any new visitor entering the harbour is a daunting task. Most harbours have either buoys or leading marks at their entrance, but in recent years Nairn has had neither. The idea of the leading marks is that approaching boats will enter the harbour by lining up the two triangles which should place them in the deepest water, however the marks might need adjustments as the shifting sand banks just outside the harbour piers keep shifting their position.
Almanacs, charts, and pilot books will be updated with details of the new marks so it might be that Nairn sees more visiting craft.