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YOUR VIEWS: Nairn High Street suggestions and continuing row over Inverness Caledonian Thistle planning row

By Gregor White

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Nairn locator..High Street Nairn..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Nairn locator..High Street Nairn..Picture: Gary Anthony..

Council should lead by example in Nairn High Street

Regarding last week’s article of the good job [Nairn BID manager] Lucy Harding is doing with the BID and arranging street parties:

I did attend some of last year’s street events but was very disappointed with so many shops not even open for the event.

I wish her well this year, but for the town house building with over a million pounds spent on it – the service point is only open three-and-a-half days a week.

We need our town house to be open five days a week and to be fully staffed.

The maintenance needs attention with weeds along the pavement. The doorway and windows could do with a spring clean.

Come on Highland Council and Nairn councillors, please help the High Street and lead by example.

Sandy Park

Retired Highland Council convenor/provost

Tulloch Caledonian Stadium..Inverness Caledonian Thistle stadium locator.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..
Tulloch Caledonian Stadium..Inverness Caledonian Thistle stadium locator.Picture: Gair Fraser. Image No. ..

Row continues over Caley Thistle planning decision

Questions continued to be asked about Highland Council’s decision to refuse permission for a battery storage facility to be developed for a city site by a firm linked to Inverness Caledonian Thistle after councillors on the south planning applications committee approved the scheme.

“I don’t understand Highland Council’s attitude to sport at all, £3 million odd for a new rugby park, who knows what for delaying the bypass for a year and replacing nine holes of Torvean Golf course, cricket in the Northern Meeting Park for perpetuity, but when Inverness City spend their own money developing a tiny patch of Bught Park they’re told to rip it up, and when Caley Thistle want to put an eco battery plant on a small patch of land next to a business park where a rambler has never been spotted, it’s a no, after three councillors approved it and the losing two councillors from Nairn and Fort William squealed unfair.” – Kenneth Mackenzie, Inverness

“While not a football fan (though I did see their promotion to the Premier League and win the cup!), I believe that having a strong club is hugely important for Inverness and beyond. However, I am disappointed that the club seem to believe that planning process should be bent to suit them.” – Thomas Prag

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