Thursday, June 11, 2009

Let them eat art

The Highland News carries a story suggesting that Nairn should ditch the idea of a new supermarket in the town centre and campaign for a new arts centre instead.
Nairn certainly enjoys several arts based festivals each year, but despite the attractiveness of a new arts centre I don’t suppose many Nairnites would be over the moon about having to go out of town for all their food shopping if this proposal goes ahead and we don’t get a new town based store.
It does however add a new dimension as to what to do with the Co-op owned Somerfield store, but will this just lengthen and complicate the already exceedingly long debate over the issue?

11 comments:

Graisg said...

Nairn Matters is on the case too

dr-grigor said...

lets go for it !!!

Anonymous said...

I say good luck to the people of Nairn for taking such an enthusiastic interest in their community.

But beware, you now have 3 different community councils, a newly formed residents group and numerous other organistions.

Success will come only through unity of purpose which can be found by a careful analysis of any and all the options (and their pros and cons) by everyone who has a stake in the future of Nairn.

Creating a sense of ownersip for whatever proposals are put forward will mean a lot of listening and a lot of understanding of the perspectives of others.

Bon voyage

Pookie Candelabra said...

sounds very wrong to me, for all that is worth. god i am tired

Anonymous said...

If Somerfield is bulldozed for the sake of art, where will this carless ageing person go to get food?

Anonymous said...

I dont have a car either but i would be willing to travel a short distance out of town if it were to give us this planned arts centre

Anonymous said...

Where else but Sainsburys.Say no more!

Anonymous said...

I remember not too long ago the question being asked."Can we have our town back please".
After reading the latest ideas for a proposed Art Centre etc.I think we should all ask again,as nobody seems to have listened.

Anonymous said...

were listening but no-one's talking !

james t kirk said...

huh...

Nairnac said...

hate to be negative, but this sounds seriously pie-in-the-sky to me.

But on a similar line - has a location for the proposed new Highland Art Gallery been decided yet ?
I recall several sites in Inversnecky being proposed, but I don't see why such a development shouldn't come to Nairn.