Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Also there was Graeme MacLeod who reported on Facebook:
Here's Donald's pictures of the action today, individual images here. Click read more tab to see slideshow
Ach que sera, sera, mar a chanas iad. Chì sinn dè thachras leis a sin. Bu toil leam rudeigin a radh a-nis mu dheidhinn cuisean eadar nan cluicheadairean, na luchd-leantainn agus a’ bhòrd. Abair thusa gun d’rinn sin ceum air adhart leais a sin ann an 2013. Thoishich na luchd leantainn airgid a thogail son leasachaidh na Pairce aig deireadh an Fhaoillich agus cha mhor nach eil £10,000 sa sporann an diugh agus cha do thoisich tachartasan a cuir iad air dòigh fhathast. Tha cuid den bheachd gum bidh sin a’ streap suas gu 20K aig deireadh na bliadhna. Innis mi beagan a bharrachd dhut mu an dheidhinn sa cholbh seo an ath-sheachdainn. Rudeigin a tha bualadh orm ge-ta ‘s e sin ciamar a tha a h-uile duine co-ceangailte ris a’cluba giùlain le càch a chéile leis an iomairt a tha seo. Dhomhsa ‘s e faireachdainn gu math sonraichte gus a bhith a’ gabhail pairt anns a h-uile cail a tha seo..
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Colin: “We’ve got the wrong system of public service and local government in Scotland, the lines need redrawn”
A look at the table this morning doesn't look too dispiriting but more than ever we look to other results in the run-in and we have an even harder task to accomplish.
Here's some images from club photographer Donald Matheson. Click read more tab to see slideshow
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
"Inspector MacLeod has said that if anybody is interested they should contact him on “101” – ask for Nairn Police Station and ask about the post or to speak with Inspector Macleod."
Dick then discussed potential dates for the meeting Weeks commencing Monday 22nd April or 6th May seemed to suit best, he went on:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Update: Support from one Inverness Councillor
Monday, March 25, 2013
Nairn's future often decided in Inverness & Edinburgh. Its time citizens are allowed toregularly meet with & hear local members decisions!— Graham Marsden (@GSVMarsden) March 23, 2013
Wonder when local democracy will become a reality with Nairnites being able to attend (even part of) the fortnightly Ward Business Meeting?— Graham Marsden (@GSVMarsden) March 23, 2013
Monday morning miscellany - opening soon - Harleys Cocktail Bar and Grill - a Regal Transformation - Plus the Social Club becomes the The Playhouse
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thanks to Liz Bow of the Access Panel for the images in the slideshow below. Individual images here.
The new appointment system was genuinely felt to be an appropriate vehicle to deliver the improved access we as a practice, and our patients via previous feedback, were looking for. However, the figures gathered reflected a much higher level of demand compared with comparative sites, which stressed the system severely. Allied to the difficulties patients were genuinely feeding back regarding the difficulties in booking appointments meant we listened to all such feedback and decided the totality of the system was challenging all concerned.
Thus we have modified the system and are in the process of looking at all aspects again of access, appointments and demand.
We are therefore allowing patients to book some appointments in the modified system but would appreciate all stakeholders’ patience while we seek to develop a suitable alternative.
We equally have a strong sense of realisation of the importance of taking patients along with us, informing key people such as councillors, community councils and others, and are looking at strengthening such lines of communications.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Individual pictures here
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
"The phones were down in several areas of Nairn on Monday morning. Our switchboard is managed by NHS Highland, so they worked very hard with BT to try to address the problem promptly. The problem affected all of the building, not just the practice, as well as neighbouring houses. By lunchtime on Monday calls to the practice were being diverted to the Raigmore switchboard, but the volume of additional calls that the Raigmore team had to handle meant it was difficult for patients to get through. Local media were informed of the problem to try to alleviate frustrations for patients hoping to contact the surgery.
The problem continued into Tuesday and was eventually resolved at around 4pm. In the meantime, we were receiving calls on our internal switchboard via Raigmore.
It is my opinion that the diversion of our number to the Raigmore switchboard was unacceptably slow, and I, jointly with other departments within the building here at Nairn, will be raising with NHS Highland so they can in turn raise this with BT.
I would like to apologise to those patients who were inconvenienced by the problems that we encountered."
She refused to sell her pet to this man, who is described as approx 40's, medium/well built, 6ft, wavy brown hair, spoke with Irish accent, blue denim shirt, jeans and yellow work boots driving a silver transit type van.
Anyone who has any concerns is urged to contact Police on 101.
Keep your pets safe Gurnshire, report any such incidents to the poilis!
A-nis, puing cudromach dhuibh, nì mi mearachdan. Ma tha thu nad bhall den pholieas gràmar uill b’fheàirrde dhut le làrach Bord na Gàidhlig son rudeigin ceart sa h-uile dòigh.
Uill mo chuid bhrogan ùra. Cha mhòr nach eil mo sheann bhrogan air an rathad dhan t-sitig. ‘S ann gu math dèidheil air na seann bhrogan ud a tha mi.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
We have e-mailed the surgery for details of the extent of any problems and any advice they might have to callers.
UPDATE Comment from Dr Adrian Baker: "The entire building has had no working external telephone lines this morning and no outgoing lines this afternoon. This has been a major problem today. BT engineers are working on this and have yet to find a solution - 18.10
This area including the hospital, Nairn Healthcare Group and surrounding houses have had a major telephone fault which has resulted in no incoming telephone calls or outgoing calls today for the building or local residences. Calls have been routed to Raigmore switchboard, which was experienced by the Gurn.
BT are working on resolving the situation for this area of Nairn.
The GPs have been using mobiles to call patients, all patinets arriving today have been seen.
We have had some emails regarding this problem and like our patients hope that it will be resolved very shortly. 18.35 "
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Here we have suggested in the recent past that we should have a DIY bypass day where we all turn up on a section of the route, after seeking the relevant landowner’s permission, and get to work with our spades, barrows and even JCBs if someone could bring one or two along. Shades of a “Calum’s Road” effort if you like. Perhaps some Gurnites might agree or think that a bit OTT but does anyone else have any ideas that might liven up a bypass campaign?
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Planning: "So my impression is that of a less than transparent system; wholly mysterious and operated within a mindset of exclusion"
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Update: a few comments below already but this one from Spelding hits the spot:
"I confess I had my own view that in the times of austerity in which we live, funding a ramp at Firhall Bridge would be difficult to justify. But Murd’s story has a resonance to the wonderful tale of Calum Macleod on the island of Rassay who embarassed the authorities and built his own road to help save the island from depopulation when successive governments and council’s turned their backs on the islanders. So lets take our collective hats off to Murd. The Gurn is right, he has ‘never yielded’ nor given an inch because he believed his cause was a just cause. I’ve sat at meetings where there have been groans of despair when Murd go on what many viewed as his own personal crusade. But like the regiment of which he is so proud, he has soldiered on and got his reward. Well done Murd"
Full Time: Nairn 5-1 Fort William. 3 goals John Cameron. 1 For Ross Naismith and also 1 for Andy Neill
— Nairn County FC (@NairnCounty_FC) March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Dr Baker replied, “We fully accept that we have not been as good as we could have been in publicising the service and we accept responsibility for that and once we have significantly refined what we are doing we’ll be publicising that with more detail.”
Friday, March 08, 2013
The man is described as white, of large build with short greying/receding hair. He was wearing a dark grey/olive jacket, black trousers with light coloured footwear and was carrying a small green canvas bag with brown handles.
The man was last seen in the vicinity of Asher's Bakery, 9A High Street, Nairn.
Police would like this man to get in touch with them on 101 or to hear from anyone who may have any information regarding the identity of this person.