Recently we reported how the Lord Lieutenant of Nairnshire Ewan Brodie had explained to the joint community council meeting how he would like to see Nairn get involved in the Big Lunch with an event in Viewfield on Sunday the third of June. Basically it seems that the Big Lunch would in fact be a big picnic sort of event.
On Tuesday night River CC deferred discussion on the whether they should get involved in organising Jubilee events until their next meeting. Last night (Wednesday) at the West CC meeting Rosemary Young speculated whether the Community Councils were the best vehicle for organising such an event and said: “It isn’t really a community council thing, because it’s hard enough to get you to come to a meeting let alone to a big lunch.”
Rosemary continued: “If we had somebody in Nairn heading it up who really felt keen about this then I think everybody would embrace it.”
This observer feels that it isn’t that the Community Councillors are anti-jubilee, they are prepared to back events if they happen but they generally don’t want to get lumbered with the time consuming organisation that will inevitably be involved. Rosemary also indicated that the Rotary have a similar position: “Rotary are quite happy to join in but they didn’t want to sort of be there in front saying this is what we should do but if someone puts something on, they’re going to support it and I think that is what everyone feels really.”