Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday miscellany.

Several Nairn women took part in the Babes in the Wood 2012 charity walk in aid of the Highland Hospice on the Brahan Estate in Ross-shire on Saturday evening. One of those taking part told the Gurn that the weather was kind to the walkers on the night and she had heard that £22,500 had been raised for charity. Well done girls.

The Gurn understands that there have been complaints about the finished wall which contains the sewage pipe at the bottom of Brochers Brae (image here). Some local residents feel that triangular coping should have been reinstalled as part of the job. Liz has investigated the issue and has been reassured by Scottish Water that the shrub area will be reinstated along the wall. There is also no necessity for Scottish Water to install a safety rail it appears, so the bairns had better take care in this area. 

Murd has consulted Tommy Hogg, chair of River CC re the pipe removal on the Firhall Bridge and the associated costs etc. The Gurn understands Tommy is to take forward his concerns with the appropriate authorities. More on this later in the week.

Food parcel issues have dipped down the agenda slightly in Nairn but here’s an interesting article about food parcels in another seaside town, Poole in Dorset. On the surface all looks Hunky Dory but, behind the mask of affluence, life is turning into a nightmare for many low waged families and individuals who are struggling to keep their financial affairs above water. 

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