Friday, September 16, 2011

Nairn's "Hanging Gardens of Babylon"

There was considerable discussion at the River CC meeting earlier this week about the state of several buildings on the High Street and the Brae. Jeanne Tolmie remarked that there was a "Hanging Gardens of Babylon" appearance. You can see an example of what she is referring to in the image above. Members were worried about potential health and safety issues given the build-up of material in some of the rhone pipes. Tommy Hogg also stated that he believed a piece of a chimney had come down on the Brae recently.

It was also reported to the meeting that the Association of Nairn Businesses had been offered the use of a cherry-picker free of charge some years ago to rectify the situation but had backed out over the fear that there could be serious liability issues. Liz told the meeting: "I'm going to see if there is any enforcement or inspection that can be done by the Council."

Let's hope there is Liz. Perhaps the Council need to send someone up in a cherry-picker just to ascertain whether there is any risk to the public anywhere in the High Street environs and as Murd Dunbar pointed out too there is also a considerable bit of vegetation along the side of the old Community Centre rhones - that's one that could be cleaned up by the Council with no liability issues!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The buildings beween the High St. and the Co-op need attention, especially at the back of the D.E. shoe shop.

growtosow said...

perhaps they are going for the the green roof idea? just amazing were things will grow and quite a lot of examples around the town as the photos shows.

Baa Baa said...

The roof of the old bus garage is the best for greenery growing, you could graze a flock of sheep on it as a new Nairn tourist attraction

Anonymous said...

Aren't Highland Council leading by example though with the rainforest on top of their properties next to the carpark?

Anonymous said...

Best kept "Hanging Gutter Basket"
on the High Street.Which one deserves
a prize.?

platform boots said...

"Nairn guttered" great tourist attraction as a large dollop of water hits you from above due to all the plant life filling up the gutters

Pookie Candelabra said...

Talk about plant life. In my day Babylon meant the Plod. Ah the Times they are a Changing as good ol' Bobby Dylan once yodelled.

Anonymous said...

Probable that the weeds are fertilized by all the seagull guano...