Saturday, November 18, 2023

A Community Newspaper for Nairnshire - Large turnout at Public Meeting - project to move forward after overwhelming expression of support

The meeting in the main hall of the community centre on Thursday night was very well attended with around 150 people who had come along to hear what the steering group had to say. They heard from all of the steering group in turn about various aspects of the research so far and how the next steps might proceed. The project will be a community owned ‘SCIO’ (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) with a two-tier system of governance. Board and Members. The steering group are now looking for further volunteers to register and help bring a community newspaper into being.

There was a Q&A session after the intros and update and many positive suggestions were made
It was evident how much the Nairnshire Telegraph was missed by the community and there is an overwhelming willingness to proceed and create another paper for the benefit of the community.
You can see a copy of the slideshow used here. A few words delivered to the meeting by the Gurnmeister here. Below is the QR code to take you to an online Google form to register your interest as a volunteer for the future paper or perhaps you may prefer simply the link. Please get involved folks, there’s a lot to be done but the result will be worth it. Members and trustees wanted, whether you have previous Newspaper skills or not - all welcome.

More news soon.