'This is a time when we need our local voices. In this consultation/competition over where resources are applied, local facilities such as the swimming pool, the Museum, the Library, among others, have been called into question. Despite our new hospital and our vaunted community health and care system, Nairn has been let down in aspects of that system. The former Provost was vociferous in her condemnation of that. It has cost her the office but frankly, at this time Nairn needs protagonists and not political yes-men.'
Iain Bain, Editor of the Nairnshire Telegraph (edition of 18.05.10). Worth knocking the dust off last Tuesday's edition and browsing Iain's editorial if you haven't done so already.