We speculated recently about the effect of the existing cuts going through the system and the reports that the public sector has only seen 40% of cuts yet with
the rest (60%) coming down the tracks after this lot. Previous Gurn article "
Nairn Museum Ltd Chairman Iain Bain is quoted in the Nairnshire Telegraph this week: “Our immediate response was to tell the Provost that if the full extent of the cuts was imposed we would have to begin planning the closure of the museum.”
Tomorrow Highland Council will vote on the first of the cuts. We are fast moving towards a world where it will be a choice between things like museums, libraries, community centres and schools, bin collections, old folks homes etc. Awful choices will have to be made. Councillors will simply become the agents of austerity cuts from central government. When you elect a councillor you will simply be electing someone to implement pain on your community. If you haven’t ever been to Nairn museum perhaps you should go within the next year or two because there is a good chance it may close its doors within that time.