The Courier has a major article on Liz’s sacking again. Most of the information in this article seems to be gleaned from the Facebook support group or links from the group. Nothing on line yet but perhaps they’ll be something this afternoon. There’s comment from Liz and Graham plus several ‘vox pop’ boxes along the side of the page plus news that the Courier are running an on-line Poll,’ ‘Do you think Liz MacDonald should be reinstated?’
The Facebook group is mentioned but Graham Marsden is unimpressed. Here’s what the paper says:
‘I have not had any e-mails, or telephone calls and have not been stopped in by anybody in the street protesting about the decision,’ said councillor Marsden
“Her role was civic and she politicised it. That is the reality and that was unacceptable. “Even if she got 1000 people on Facebook there are still 10,500 people in Nairn and at the last election she got 1500 votes”
Councillor Marsden suspects SNP supporters are attempting to whip up support for her reinstatement.’
The Courier poll is on their right-hand side-bar, half-way down the page. Once you have voted the Courier invites you to state why.
This article in the Courier shows how the ordinary citizens can take the situation into their own hands, create their own media on line and push subjects up the agenda. People in Nairn aren't shy about using the digital tools available to them either.