As the lucky hard-core already digest this week’s edition of the Nairnshire Telegraph, it might be worth having a read of the last week’s editorial if you haven’t done so already. Iain was discussing the subject of the town centre with his usual erudite flair. It was a piece towards the end that caught this observer’s attention and I have to admit it resonated somewhat:
“But the idea of taking problems of town centres into consideration in the planning progress is sound as is the idea of re-creating “centrality”.
Would it work in Nairn? Well it could. But the problem is overturning a mind-set that sees Nairn as a dormitory of
Inverness. The history of our
local authority is one of a removal of civic function from Nairn. Since 1996 our
own representatives have been singularly ineffectual in protecting Nairn in