Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Morning Miscellany

Good morning Gurnshire. Presently some very heavy showers seem to be passing through the area, adding to the damp feel left by the recent thaw. The recent spates on the river have had quite an effect on parts of the river walk up to Cawdor. Rows of large alders lie berthed by the random forces of nature waiting for the next big spate to send them further down to the town and Nairn beach. Get the chainsaws ready? Images of the Cawdor path here. 

A large display of artwork and poetry from the pupils of Rosebank and Millbank schools can be seen in Sainsbury’s if anyone is going there this week. Image here in a tweet from Graham. Elsewhere three ride-on lawn mowers taking part in a charity event to raise money Chrons and Colitis UK are looking for free camping/parking in Nairn in July as they race round Britain over a week-long period. Perhaps they could stay on the links as long as they cut the area for us? If anyone can help here is the website with details. 

Moira of the Friendship club has sent us the latest poster for the group’s activities in February (on display in the Gurn sidebar). She tells us that the club is going very well. They are looking for volunteer drivers for the community minibus (free training provided) and also for entertainers for some of their sessions. If anyone can help let the Gurn know and we will forward your details to Moira. 

Disappointment for the County fans this weekend as the Scottish Football Partnership indicated that they will not be providing matching funding for a new “cowshed” at Station Park. The fans still have the £50,000 they have raised in the pot however and are in discussions with the club chairman Peter Mackintosh about the best way forward to realise their ambition of a new stand in the club’s centenary year. More details here on the County site.

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