The CLIC Sargent New Year’s Day Dip (video here) was a fantastic success as an event that drew in a huge crowd as the brave dippers entered the chilly waters down on the beach below the Golf View and as a fund raiser for charity it was also a fantastic accomplishment; Nairn Rotary are reporting that an estimated £10,000 was raised by the CLIC Sargent charity although the exact total is still to be confirmed, more here on the Nairn Rotary Facebook page.
Dr Grigor has sent New Year Greetings to the Gurn, he tells us:
“A happy new year to the team at 'the Gurn' for keeping us Nairnites at home and abroad up to date with all the very latest happenings and goings on in Nairn, we appreciate all the background research and work you put into what is always an interesting read , so keep up the good work and we look forward to another year in 'Gurnshire' all the best from ' the Doc '.”
Thanks Doc much appreciated.
Local Musician Toby Michaels has launched a Facebook page “Nairn needs music”. It was born out of social media conversations over the weekend about music venues in Nairn and has the support of local Councillor Stephen Fuller. There was quite a bit of conversation too about the need for a venue for gigs for the under 18s. The page states:
“This page is dedicated to discussing and eventually implementing the creation and running of a dedicated Music venue in Nairn.”
Gurnites can browse the page here.
Going electric in 2016? Anyone got a vehicle that could do with a quick top up from this machine pictured on the right that has been newly installed in one of the town centre car parks?
That's all for now folks have a good first day back at work if that is what you are up to today. Coming soon a flashback to 2008 and an article by Iain Fairweather published on the Gurn back then entitled "Can we have our town back please?" In the intervening years has Nairn made any progress in getting a better say for itself? More later.