The above pictures are from the Cemetery field between the Grantown Road and the riverside walks. This is in an area where citizens have voluntary given up their time for two years running now to plant thousands of bulbs to brighten up this strategic approach to Nairn. Contrast the goodwill of the citizens with the failure of Highland Council management to keep the shrub beds free of weeds and couch grass. The appearance of these shrub beds is a total disgrace to a tourist town. Time to pay off a few more suits in Glenurquhart Road and divert more funds to the front line?
The Gurn was alerted to this situation by Billy who told the Gurn: "The shrub beds at the cemetery field are now looking bad and need a good weeding. It looks like with all the cut backs they are getting overlooked, and the beds on the A96 need some attention as well. I'm worried that a lot of the other ones around the town will suffer the same fate. This does little to attract visitors to our town or indeed for our local townsfolk, it seems such a shame when folk are putting in time and effort on planting bulbs and saving beds that were going to be grassed over."
This observer fills that it is time to involve the Royal Burgh of Nairn Community Council Forum in the administration of this type of service in Nairn. Perhaps the usual suspects can could come up with some imaginative suggestions that might ensure that the town's appearance is better cared for and the available resources are better deployed?