Recently Nairn had the accolade of being listed in Tripadvisor's 10 best UK beaches. Today the Inverness Courier has a front page column that reads:
"BATHERS at Nairn's beaches have a significantly greater risk of picking up an infection from the sea water than those taking a dip at other tourist hot spots in the Highlands according to a new report."
The paper reports that the local beaches only meet the mimium testing standards and goes on to quote further information from the Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide. Courier reporter Donna MacAllister quotes from Society staff and also from Scottish Water: "studies showed improvements to its sewage treatment works and other assets were not needed."