Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Council to consult on Common Good land in respect of proposals to dispose of Grant Street workshop - lively debate on local social media on the topic

The following Highland Council press release has caused a fair bit of comment on the popular Nairn Rocks Social Media Group - you can read that comment here if you are a member of that group.

The Highland Council has, on 11 January 2022, launched a Common Good consultation giving the Nairn community until 10 March 2022 to respond to a proposal to dispose, by sale, of Grant Street workshop and yard, 3 Grant Street, Nairn which is located on Common Good land.

Councillor Tom Heggie, Chair of the Nairnshire Area Committee, said: “The workshop and yard has been vacant for a significant period of time and is in a dilapidated and overgrown state. We recognise that the prospects for leasing in its current condition are limited. Furthermore, demolishing or renovating would incur costs for Nairn Common Good and would be unlikely to result in much by way of increased rental potential. In recognition of these factors, it is being proposed that disposing by sale would be the most beneficial option for Nairn Common Good fund.”

The Council is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal and all submissions will be given full regard before a decision on whether, and how, to proceed is made.
The full consultation document is available at:

In terms of the process, please refer to the guidance available at:

Please submit written responses either by email to or by post to Sara Murdoch, The Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.

Consultation representations, responses and any final decision will be published on the Council website.