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Team Hamish's new vision for Nairn Links gets Highland MSP's support

By Andrew Dixon

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Emma Roddick and Sam Hey.
Emma Roddick and Sam Hey.

Plans from charitable organisation Team Hamish to revitalise the Nairn Links with a new social gathering area have gained more support.

Last month Team Hamish, a campaign set up in memory of local youngster Hamish Hey, got the go-ahead for phase two of its project for the creation of new footpaths and creating a bespoke seating area near Marine Road from Highland councillors.

Now it also has the back of Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Emma Roddick who discussed the plans with the charity's founder Sam Hey, who has since been working towards creating a lasting legacy for his son Hamish with the popular splashpad play area at the Links created in 2021.

Expressing her admiration for Team Hamish’s dedication to the Nairn community and to honouring Hamish’s memory, she said: “It was so great to meet with Sam and hear about Team Hamish’s vision for Nairn Links.

“I loved hearing about how popular the splashpad play area has been with kids and families in Nairn since it opened two years ago and how enthusiastic Sam is about expanding that community space.

“I am so impressed by the time and dedication that has gone into every step of Team Hamish’s plans which will have a hugely positive impact on the community here in Nairn and of course, honouring Hamish’s life.

“Seeing community-led, community-focused action like this really is one of my favourite parts of my job.

“I am so grateful to Sam for taking the time to share Team Hamish’s story and show me around the new site that will soon be an important space for the community in Nairn. I can’t wait to see it come to life!”

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