And more recently from yesterday May 2nd: "Car parking charges across the Highlands could protect under-threat jobs, councillors claim." The paper states:
"Imposing car park charges widely across Highland region could save and protect posts under threat, it was claimed yesterday at a council meeting to discuss the controversial move."
|Free Parking in Nairn - soon coming to an end?
"Councillors and officials continued on-going discussions of a 62-recommendation report created as part of the council’s Redesign plan to look at savings, efficiencies and income generation.
Depute leader Alasdair Christie said: “If a car park generates £40,000 this money could be used to cover the costs of a care officer. You have to look at things holistically.” More here.