A protest is being organised on Sunday September the 15th and it could take the form of a march out to the site of the proposed South Nairn development on the
Cawdor Road. West Community Chair Rosemary Young told the Gurn that she has the
support of Tommy Hogg of River CC and Dick Youngson of Suburban for the
protest. The demonstration is still being finalised but it is due to start at the bus station at 2 pm. Rosemary told the Gurn the following however:
“T shirts provided bring your own banners and tell the so called 'powers that be' what you think. There will be a further protest in
Inverness on the 18th September outside the planning meeting, time to be
Regular readers will know that because of errors made in the planning officers’ report the application has to be debated again on the 18th. Rosemary wants the demo on the 15th to be a trial run to galvanise Nairnites to go to
She added: “Don’t wait to moan when all these houses impact on our roads and services - act now it is time for people power. Show the elected councillors how YOU feel about your town!”
This observer would suggest that Rosemary might just have judged the mood in Nairn perfectly and the protest will be well attended. “Sous les pavés la plage?” Well it won’t quite be Mai 68 but it could well go down in local folklore if enough folk turn out.
Scroll down the Gurn if you want to know about the controversial
South Nairn planning decision that went through without a vote at the Highland
Council buildings in Glenurquhart
Road on Tuesday the 20th of August. Anyone wishing a crash course in these matters might also wish to watch this video.