The BBC reports: "A £1m fund allowing Highland communities to take over the running of some council services has been launched by the local authority.
Highland Council wants to see whether local groups can provide services themselves for a cheaper cost, as the authority seeks to make savings." More here.
Just imagine, what if River, West, Suburban and the other Nairnshire Community Councils put in a joint bid to run the whole lot (or at least most of it - sort of Devolution Max for Nairnshire)? The bid could be called Nairn District Council or something like that - you never know it might work.