Gurnites will remember the last Highland Council administration's plan to turn half the street lights out. Broadhill and Auldearn were selected as experimental areas. River CC were asked for their views and immediately surveyed the residents of Broadhill who voted against the proposal on the forms delivered by the CC to their homes. It was deemed that Auldearn was up for it however, see this Gurn article.
Liz now reports on Facebook that the experiment, on the Lethen Road, was a failure and didn't generate the savings expected and was unpopular with villagers. The lights should be going back on within a week says Liz..