Green MSP Patrick Harvie, Glasgow Councillor Martha Wardrop and Common Good campaigner and author Andy Wightman were in Nairn Community Centre today to unveil proposals to prompt a new national debate about local government in Scotland. The Scottish Greens see the independence referendum as giving Scots an opportunity to consider how to improve democracy on their doorstep.
This observer feels that the many serious students of controversies involving the way Nairn has been governed by Highland Council in recent years will be very interested in the proposals outlined by Patrick, Martha and Andy and in the subsequent Q and A sessions too. You might have to turn the sound on your machine up a little here and there – apologies for that – the Gurn team hope to have some better equipment available soon.
A good pause for reflection perhaps on how the problems of the democratic deficit in Nairn fit into the ongoing national debate about Scotland’s future governance. As well as the video below, Bratach was also in situ and has posted a few images onto his flickr pages here.