Gurnites may recall that Councillor Richard Laird got into a spot of bother with his party whip at Highland Council when he suggested that Highland Council be broken up and replaced with smaller councils.
Tonight he said on social media: "Some weeks ago, I drew criticism for suggesting that the Highland Council should be dissolved into smaller local authorities. Now, the First Minister has said that the Scottish Government has not ruled that proposal out. I'm looking forward to seeing how this public debate on local democracy in the Highlands pans out."
Let's be prepared for that debate with the strongest call possible to "Bring back Nairn District Council!"
The First Minister's comments can be heard by following the Soundcloud podcast by BBC Highland below.