Speaking last week at the regular meeting of Suburban Community Council, Dick Youngson told the meeting that he had attended a pre-charette meeting with the four Highland Councillors, reps from the CCs, planners and folk from the business and tourism sectors in the town. He said that an effort would be meed to get more feedback for the initiative that will hopefully lead to regeneration and change in the centre of Nairn. He said:
"The area is the centre of Nairn, which can start at the harbour and southwards to the railway station but not crossing the railway line. The previous report two years ago was a little bit more restricted it stuck with the Gordon Street, High Street, a little bit of, or most of Leopold Street, King Street and that was really a very narrow square. It really didn't cross King Street and go into viewfield and it didn't go further south along Cawdor Roa and past the Academy Square perhaps to the station.
We feel that it is up to all of us here to feed in information of what we think is the centre of Nairn. [...] We hope in the future actually to follow that with a series of projects all linked to it and all part of the regeneration of Nairn as the 2nd largest town in the Highland Region. This is really to improve everything: to make tourism better, to make our lives better, to make the High Street better, to make it look more colourful and attractive to tourists." More information on the charrette here.