Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday late night miscellany

The video of the North Cup Final is now available on  the Scottish Highland Football League TV site. The profile of the Highland League seems to be rising and rising as the season continues, if you weren’t at the latest big match then you can taste the atmosphere in the video. This Saturday the Wee County will be at home for a top of the table clash with Formartine. 

The weather continues to be relatively mild for the time of the year despite a crispy white frost in most areas of Nairnshire visible on Wednesday morning. Lisa on Flickr captured an amazing scene one morning last week as the sun rose over a Nairnshire landscape – Lisa’s picture here. 

The “Nairn when you were a Bairn” Facebook site continues to attract new members and a wealth of images and comments. It has often been said: “the conversation has moved to Facebook”, well when it comes to reminiscing anything  connected  with Nairn then it has definitely moved to these particular pages here. Facebook doesn’t give an archive of posts which is a bit of a drawback for this community type of effort , you just have to keep scrolling down, but there is a tab where you can browse over 700 images of Nairn and Nairnshire that have been submitted and it is a good starting point for exploring the pages. 

Also reminiscing about Nairn this week is the Forres Gazette, the weekly paper from our neighbouring town has details of an ingenious fraud perpetrated in Nairn a 100 years ago

The horticultural day in the Arts and Community Centre on the 13th of November (an all-day event – see poster here) has a photographic competition for a bit of fun, all those attending can enter. The Gurn spoke to the organiser Panny Laing and asked her a bit about the Highlands and Islands Horticultural Group which is organising the gathering:

Do you usually have the horticultural day in Nairn? Yes, it used to be called the AGM with Speakers but we want to throw it wider.
Is there a web page anywhere?  Not as yet
How do you enter the photo competition and what are the prizes?  You bring the photos along on the day – the winner can take first pick of the raffle prizes.  (it’s just a bit of fun!) 
She added: “We have always had good speakers in the past and it seemed a shame that more horti-folk were missing out – hence going to a bigger and better venue and trying to throw the net a bit wider.  Entry includes membership for the year which includes a couple of summer evening garden visits and the occasional newsletter”

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