Dog poo, seagulls and pigeons featured up at Nairn Academy on Tuesday night as the regular topics were debated once again at the meetings of the Westies and the Subbies. Councillor Michael Green made an intervention that took the debate done a slightly unfamiliar track however, he said:
“I was walking up the river with my wife and our dog and we addressed what had to be addressed on our behalf. And all of a sudden I was confronted appeared to be an ant hill full of horse manure. It’s like the banks they are too big to fail. Well we can beat up on the dogs and make the dog owners address it but what about the horse owners who are leaving these great big massive piles of you know what in various prominent locations.”
Chair of the Westies Rosemary Young was quick to respond: “Where are they, I must go and get some for the roses.
“Round the riverside, you know where it is,” replied Michael.
“I haven’t had a walk down there for ages. Yes I’d go down there with a bag and pick it up. She added a little later. “The only thing I would say Michael is that dog mess, it’s got meat in it while horse manure is grass, it doesn’t carry, although they do have salmonella.”
Michael returned to the main debate and said: “I think the important thing is that we will hopefully in the not too distant future have a forum whereby we can get the solutions and have a body to take it forward to address the gull issue once and for all, whether it is education to stop kids, whoever feeds them, right through to more aggressive methods.