A gurnite has pointed out that the advertisement heralding a meeting to discuss the High Street/Town Centre Redevelopment on Tuesday the 2nd February in the Courthouse at 7.00p p.m. bears the legend 'Open to all businesses' at the bottom. Our correspondent thinks that this in fact is a way of saying 'not open to anyone without a business'. Surely the future of the town centre is just as important for the customers of Nairn businesses as it is for the businesses themselves, especially those that live in the town centre. Here at the Gurn we take the view that the Streetscape is coming, desired or not, and there will be much complaint as the project has the potential to cause chaos during the summer season.
Maybe the Association of Nairn Businesses want to avoid a stushie but isn't it likely to provoke one if they have a private meeting with the Council on the future of the town centre? Perhaps there would be very few people that would be willing to turn up anyway but there will no doubt be a greater number willing to say they never got the chance to comment and willing to point fingers when the time comes. The meeting is after all being held in the Courthouse which is a public place and the heart of what is left of local democracy.