Friday, June 14, 2019

Quite a lot going on in the Nairn twittersphere these days folks, we'll post anything interesting we see here via the Gurn twitter page

If there's not much being posted here it's worth having a look at the Gurn twitter account. Quite a lot happens in the Nairn twittersphere these days and you can scroll down the wee twitter boxie on the right hand side as far as you like to see what the latest craic is. You don't have to have an account to look at tweets either. 

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Team Hamish event brings crowds, colour, joy, motion and much more to Nairn today - pictures

A fantastic event and the weather mainly held off as an amazing event took place with the Team Hamish 10K and fun runs getting underway. Click on the image below to browse or a several pages of Individual larger images here. 

Please note we have had to put the images into two flickr albums now due to a technical difficulty. The second album now added below. 

Sgioba Hamish 9 Og-mhios 2019

Individual larger images of second album here. 

Sgioba Hamish 9 Og-mhios 2019 - Duilleag 2

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Missing cat Rose Street - 1st June 2019

Julie Hatton's cat has been missing since Saturday, 1st June in the Rose Street area. This is her post on Nairn Rocks.  
"My poor cat got out last night as I had moved house. He is not well and on medication. His name is Sam and he is a very shy cat. No collar as he had a cut on his neck. Moved from Belivat Terrace town centre Nairn to Rose St if you see him please pm me."

If you live in or around the Rose Street, High Street, Belivat Terrace area, could you please take a moment to check your house, garages, sheds, greenhouses, conservatories, etc, in case Sam has got shut in.
If you see him please pm Julie on the Nairn Rocks post.


"The Scottish Government must deliver on its promise to the people of the Highlands to make railway travel to Inverness competitive with road travel"

"The Scottish Government must deliver on its promise to the people of the Highlands to make railway travel to Inverness competitive with road travel according to the Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP. 

Both the Welsh and Scottish Governments have recently declared climate emergencies and this week the Welsh Government announced it has scrapped plans to build a new motorway.

Mr Harvie highlighted this at First Minister’s Questions this afternoon, asking that since the FM insisted, “Everything is under review” whether the government would look again at the A9 and A96 dualling projects and instead redirect public expenditure from road building to a modern affordable and efficient rail network.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“More than ten years ago an SNP First Minister made a promise to the people of the Highlands that rail travel would become competitive with road. In the meantime, little has happened on the rail front, while huge investment has been committed to the A9 and A96 dualling projects.

“If these projects continue as planned this would mean that there were effectively four lanes of road heading to and from the Highland capital, but only one lane of rail. 

“This week we’ve seen a welcome u-turn from the Welsh Government, scrapping its plan to build a new motorway in the face of the climate emergency. If the Scottish Government’s climate commitments are to be taken seriously, it must too rethink its polluting road plans, and instead invest in reliable alternatives.

“Dualling and electrifying the Highland Mainline could be done at a fraction of the cost of the road projects, and would bring huge environmental and economic benefits to the region. It’s time for the Scottish Government to deliver on its promises and provide a modern, affordable and efficient rail network which is fit for the 21st century.”

D-Day 75th Anniversary - Memorial service on Nairn LInks

A good turnout today for the service organised by the Nairn Branch of the Royal British Legion despite the weather, as those that trained in this area during World War 2 and then went on to participate in the D-Day landings were remembered.