The Nairnshire returned last week to the topic of where the new cemetery will go and how much space is left in the existing Grantown Road site. An interesting article that is worth a read if you haven't seen it already. We would like to contrast the opinion of a council official quoted in that Nairnshire article with a statement made by Laurie in his election leaflet.
"I wouldn't say there's any danger of running out of space." Debbie Maguire, quoted in the Nairnshire Telegraph July 3rd 2012.
"In the very near future decisions have to be made on the siting of a new cemetery as our existing one only has a year's supply of land left." Laurie Fraser in his election leaflet published in April 2012.
This observer is confused, Laurie thinks there is some urgency but one of the Council officials has a different view. One wonders if the Highland Council would put our minds at rest and tell us how long they think we have until the cemetery fills up? If Laurie was near the mark with his prediction of a year then that it would mean we have closer to nine months space left now.
Other questions for our Councillors perhaps, is the money available for the construction and purchase of a new site and is there a ring-fenced allocation in the budgets?