Just for historical purposes we thought we'd link back to pre-budget posturing at the end of 2016 when the possibility parking charges for Nairn and other small towns and communities in the Highlands emerged yet again in a Press and Journal report.
There then followed some very entertaining comment from (then) councillor Michael Green at a Community Council meeting:
"So it is incredibly unlikely and what was driving it transpired was seemingly some councillors down in Fort William who couldn't get to sleep at night with the thought of folk in Nairn getting free parking. " More here
And so once again parking charges never appeared - fast forward to 2018 and we wait with interest as to how Tom, Laurie and Peter will expand on their cunning strategy of stopping parking charges for Nairn by voting for them in the budget - maybe more in the Leopold Street Thunderer tomorrow too. Where there's a will there's a way?
Don't forget citizens of Gurnshire you can also go along and try and catch the eye of the chair of River CC Tommy Hogg on Wednesday night in the Community Centre at 7.30 and request to address the meeting yourself as parking charges are on that organisation's agenda for this week's meeting. For the serious stundents of these matters, good comments too on a thread over on the ever-popular Nairn Rocks Facebook page.