Interesting debate continuing on Facebook today as the Bairnites analyse the current state of the building and what, if anything, can be done about it. One comment reads:
"It is ultimately down to the people of Nairn - those who elect their Council representatives to make things happen -as they have done effectively with many other ventures in the past- from the railway to the allotments.....No one else is going to fix things for us......There are plenty of channels to do so - particularly NICE who were set up as a community led trust - ie run by the members who own it - ie local people ( I understand that more than 1000 plus locals signed up so many of you who live in Nairn must be among them-its an open organisation so if you haven't got involved maybe you should as it has a structure established which could bring in millions of funding which NWYWAB does not, so we should try to support it - and for info non resident locals ( like me) can join as associate members ) However nothing will happen unless we put pressure on for it to happen.... The reality is that in these times with limited public funds around folks have to work with the local authorities to be effective, sitting at home slagging them off doesn't get anywhere.."
Members of the group are also offering their condolences to the MacArthur family and leaving tributes to Ex Provost and local businessman Sammy MacArthur who sadly is no longer with us.