Here at the Gurn we have a long tradition of reporting news that will be unpopular with the authorities. We first spoke out in 2005. In 2009 we didn’t hesitate in making the public aware of the threat that returned to the river ( a similar danger lurking in the same area and also in early May). We know there could be a potential knock on effect on visitor numbers but we cannot stand idly by as visitors stroll the banks of the river unaware of the danger lurking only feet away. Tonight we again publish an image that tells the uncomfortable truth.
The Gurn calls on Nairn politicians of all flavours and of none to move swiftly and resolve this situation. We can't keep this one under the covers anymore. Perhaps some of the 30 billion pounds earmarked for the bypass could be used to hire a helicopter that could drop a cage on the mattress which could then be rescued and returned to a more appropriate environment.