We have commented before about how the efforts of NICE and their relationship with the Highland Council etc, can seem somewhat esoteric to a lot of people. The future of the town centre isn’t high on a lot of folks priorities anymore, it is something going on in the background again and this observer suspects that even many of the 1050 that have so far signed on the dotted line with NICE will not feel directly involved.
If, however, you want a quick refresher course then Iain Bain offers his usual enlightened analysis in this week’s Nairnshire Telegraph. It is worth spending the five minutes or so that it will take to digest his few paragraphs on page 10 of this week’s edition. It’s good stuff but does the venerable custodian of the Leopold Street Thunder risk being labelled a heretic by the NICE folk in the light of the following suggestion:
“Another solution might be to preserve public toilets which a town centre requires, raze the bulk of the buildings and incorporate them into the carparking that central Nairn really needs.”