Since they are in effect applying to themselves this observer would anticipate an outcome favourable to the Council. Thanks to our regular reader who alerted us to this. Our correspondent adds:
"I think it is generally accepted that the building itself is unsound and can't easily or economically be refurbished and brought back into use. But it is nevertheless a historic building. The later extension added to it has no merit, but those who know about the early history of churches in Nairn think the original building is an important piece of heritage, It was after all the first purpose built Free Kirk?
Even if it isn't usable, the building is not about to fall down. It does seem to me slightly surprising that the Council has decided to go ahead and demolish it without any kind of public announcement or local discussion.
The other point is - does it make sense to knock it down without having any plans for what is to go in its place? Are we going to have another fenced-off piece of unused land? Or will the space be tarred over and made into more (temporary?) car-parking space?"
Good points from our correspondent. Shouldn't the community have been informed before the information went on the Council website? Good to keep the punters in the loop? Any thoughts Gurnites?