Monday, December 26, 2022
Sunday, December 25, 2022
A few pics of the Nairn County Dook - Fundraiser for Mikey's Line and Team Hamish
It was fabulous to see so many folk down at the Nairn County fundraiser for Mikey's Line and Team Hamish yesterday. Have a great one today folks and maybe see you up at NCFC v Clach on Tuesday - it'll be a real cracker!
Saturday, December 24, 2022
New feature on the riverside walks
One of the Whinnieknowe beeches sadly feel down overnight 23/24th December 2022 blocking the path. It was quickly dealt with though with Cllr Paul Oldham stating: "Sean Gallagher and Highland Council have been down and are removing." And a great job they did too - the riverside walks are once again ready fro Christmas
Nairn County Christmas Dook - Video
A wee dip in the sea for the County team and supporters - A fundraiser for Mikey's Line and Team Hamish
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Community ownership must be strengthened to support regeneration
In two Parliamentary debates and at the AGM of Scottish Communities Alliance, Ariane highlighted the need for greater financial support for community ownership and enabling organisations such as community housing trusts.
Commenting, Scottish Greens MSP for the Highlands and Islands Ariane Burgess MSP said: “There are 188 registered vacant and derelict sites across the Highlands & Islands. But thanks to the Community Empowerment Act, our communities are just getting started in reimagining under-used local assets, from playing fields to disused hospitals, community halls to growing spaces.
In Gairloch, the community, supported by the Communities Housing Trust, has transformed a derelict site in the centre of the village into 25 homes with a range of tenures and a community hub which is Scotland’s first public passive-house building.
But communities across Scotland need more support to make the most of this legislation.
That’s why the Bute House Agreement commits the Scottish Government to doubling the Scottish Land Fund to £20m by the end of this parliamentary session.
The Scottish Greens are calling for more long-term and post-acquisition support for community organisations and key enablers such as community housing trusts, to help communities thrive and support rural and island repopulation.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade on the High Street 17/12/22
Tron latha bha iad a' togail airgead airson carthannas air a’ Phrìomh Shraid agus an uair sin bha iad air ais a-nochd. 'S math a rinn Seirbheisean Smàlaidh na Gàidhealtachd 's nan Eilean!
During the day they were raising money for charity on the High Street and then they were back again tonight. Well done Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade!