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Your Views: Park plans, Inverness Town House accessibility and travel writer's criticism of Loch Ness


By Gregor White


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Highland Council plan on taking a local play area away in favour of a road. Picture: Callum Mackay.
Highland Council plan on taking a local play area away in favour of a road. Picture: Callum Mackay.

Readers share their views on a variety of important topics.

Make your voice heard on park plan

There is a plan afoot to decimate the green space known as Drakies Park.

This plan would build an access road to proposed housing in the field behind the police station to the Eagle Roundabout on Sir Walter Scott Drive.

Safe green space, close to home, would be lost and air and noise pollution increased.

This green space is MOST IMPORTANT to the health and wellbeing of the present population and our future generations.

Readers, please contact the planning department to reject this plan.

Ann Johnston

Gordon Adam outside the Inverness Town House. Picture: James Mackenzie
Gordon Adam outside the Inverness Town House. Picture: James Mackenzie

Town house is a vital city music venue

I agree with Paul Wilson that boosting audiences since Covid has been a challenge (Letters, 10/6/22), but MusicInverness has operated successfully for over 25 years until now with the help of grants.

I do dispute his assertion that there are plenty of alternative venues in Inverness for small-scale music making.

Performers and audiences alike are agreed that the town house acoustics are very special, and that is why world-class performers are keen to visit Inverness and play here.

The Old High Church would make a good venue in the future, but its future is uncertain as it is up for sale.

So losing the town house as a venue would be a serious blow to music lovers in the Highlands.

Gordon Adam

Chairman

MusicInverness

Business leader Willie Cameron was unimpressed with the views of a US travel writer.
Business leader Willie Cameron was unimpressed with the views of a US travel writer.

Writer slammed over loch comments

Tourism leaders hit back after an American travel writer was critical of Loch Ness and claimed Nessie did not exist. Cameron Hewitt shared his thoughts via Facebook, describing the loch as “the most boring, and most overhyped lake I have ever laid eyes on”.

“Cameron needs to go back where he came from. There’s no way he can see the beauty of Scotland through our eyes and Loch Ness in particular. Most lakes in US (apart from the large ones) have homes built all around them, completely spoiling the natural beauty of the area. If that’s not boring what is? Leave Loch Ness alone!” – Catherine Steinman, Syracuse

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