Back to the meeting last Wednesday in the Academy again. Dick Youngson told his fellow councillors and members of the public how 26 sites had been identified for grit bins within his Council's area.
The Subbies already have some volunteers identified and in cold snaps they will get out and grit paths in their areas, particularly outside homes of the elderly etc.
This is the new way of thinking from Highland Council and was outlined in a press release last December. It's all called "Winter Resilience" according and you can read more here. It all makes sense to this observer, the town squad has been reduced in recent years and they can't do everything, they need help in keeping the streets and paths safe and snow and ice free. It's a shame the previous administration wasn't as keen to allow able bodied citizens to get involved in past years. We certainly could have done with organised volunteer help right across town during the last two winters, hopefully the suburban initiative will spread throughout the town.