Tuesday, August 20, 2019

OK for Phone boxes to go? 3 in Nairn, 2 in Cawdor - consultation on BT closure of public payphones

If you have any thoughts on the proposed closures, then links to the consultation pages are available here on the Highland Council website.  The closures in Nairn are in John St, Fraser Park and Boath Park. 
Interesting comment from David Richardson of the Federation of Small Businesses in relation to this topic on twitter. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

What do young people think are the biggest issues in the Inverness and Nairn constituency?

MYSPs Kimberley Brown and Rachel Hatfield want young people to tell them what are the biggest issues in their constituency

"Aged 12-25? Live in Inverness, Nairn or Grantown on Spey? Why not tell your MSYPs what affects you! Filling out this survey will help us map out our local priorities. You can email Kimberley and Rachael anytime: Kimberley.Brown.msyp@sypmail.org.uk and Rachael.Hatfield@sypmail.org.uk "

Friday, August 09, 2019

Climate emergency school strikers continue their protest during school holidays

A blether with Eric about the continuing Climate Emergency Friday protest on Nairn High Street, the Global Climate Strike on September 20th and the recently formed Nairn Extinction Rebellion Group.

The Nairn Climate Strikers - "this short documentary has them saying what they feel the world needs to know." Video by Rowen Henderson

"Two boys from the highland beach town of Nairn share their story of being a driving force behind local climate strikes. 

Eric Ness and Dayne Inglis have been prominent figures in the highland beach town of Nairn, dedicating loads of their time to being a huge driving force behind school climate strikes. Worried about the future of their planet and calling for immediate action to be made this short documentary has them saying what they feel the world needs to know."

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Post Office going down the street into McColls?

A Post Office consultation page states: 

"We are proposing to move the above Post Office branch to a new location – McColls Retail Group, 39 High Street, Nairn, IV12 4AG, where it will operate as one of our new local style branches. 

Why are we moving?

We’re proposing this move as part of the ongoing modernisation of our branch network. We are confident that introducing a local style branch alongside a successful retail store is the most effective way to safeguard sustainable Post Office services in the local community into the future."

Here at the Gurn we have some sympathy with a view expressed on one of Nairn's main social media pages:  "Have as much consultation as they want and online surveys it's just lip service As was fate of Harbour St post office this one is now going into Mcolls and nothing will stop it"

Back in December 2009 there was a march down from the Courthouse and a protest in Harbour Street but the authorities didn't listen then - will they listen to anyone now?