Friday, November 11, 2016

The fight to stop ship to ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth continues - speaker from Cromarty Rising group at Nairn River CC

Unfortunately this observer was late in getting to the River CC meeting on Weds night and missed the speaker from Cromarty Rising but the Gurn understands that she got a very good reception and that following the talk local activists on the CC and others attending the meeting intend to raise awareness of this issue. We'll keep Gurnshire posted on this one as and when we hear more.

In the meantime Nairn West and Suburban CC's Andrew Randerson has written an article on the popular Facebook page "Nairn our town, our Views" outlining what was said at the meeting, the dangers etc and what we have to do if we are going to stop this proposal.

 Please head over to this facebook page and have a read of the article if you have time - this is important for all the communities along the inner Moray Firth  that both enjoy the local environment and rely on it for the tourism sector.

It is also worth mentioning in passing that none of the town's four Highland Councillors were able to attend the River Community Council meeting due to other commitments. The Gurn understands that this is the first time since the new CC was elected last November that there has been a zero turnout by the full time Highland Councillors that represent Nairn. That is a pity because there is a strong school of though in CC circles that Highland Council needs to step up to the mark and offer real opposition to this proposal instead of a "wishy-washy" approach. 

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