The Scottish Government's Local Government and Communities Committee) launched a call for written evidence from all interested parties as part of its scrutiny of common good property and funds on the 8th of February 2017. Organisations and individuals were invited to submit written evidence to the Committee and the local Nairn Residents Concern Group took that opportunity.
In their submission the NRCG state:
"We found it interesting that our concerns, comments and criticisms parallel very closely the points made in the submissions published online so far by individual citizens in other parts of the country from Inverness to the Borders – all of whom identified shortcomings and inadequacies in the present arrangements. We also note that the submissions made so far by local Councils take a different view, and in general seem to consider that the present situation is broadly satisfactory and acceptable."
It's a ten page document that documents the considerable nature of the problems that have been encountered over the years by those who called for better and more local management of the Nairn Common Good Fund. Gurnites will be familiar with the topics and some of the things that have gone wrong - a good update then and aide memoire for those who also have concerns about the management of the Common Good.
Make a cuppa or pour a dram as you can find the document here on the Scottish Parliament's website.
At Monday night's meeting of the Nairn West and Suburban Community Council Bill Young indicated that he too had submitted evidence of his concerns to the Scottish Government. More soon when the content of Bill's document reaches the public domain. One of our regular unreliable sources told us that the content is "explosive" so perhaps an exclusive might be in the offing when the Leopold Street Thunderer hits the streets on Monday night?