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We were almost there…!

For almost a year now, we have been working up a business case for the use of the Old Social Work Building. It has long been suggested that the building would make an ideal Gateway for the town centre. In calling for … Continue reading

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The Nairn Charrette – a NICE perspective

After two days of presentations, discussion, workshops and drawings with representatives from Highland Council, local business and residents, was it all worth it? There was an underlying feeling that, “we’ve been here before” – and it also became clear that … Continue reading

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Town Centre Survey

As you may already know, Highland Council is holding a mini-Charrette in Nairn on the 30th April-1st May. It will have a clear focus on identifying the mechanisms for delivering and funding projects that will best deliver town centre regeneration. … Continue reading

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TOWN CENTRE CONSULTATION

Introduction: Highland Council is planning to hold a mini-Charrette event in Nairn that will have a clear focus on identifying the mechanisms for delivering and funding projects that will best deliver town centre regeneration. This proposal is made by The … Continue reading

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Proposed Consultation About the Future of the Town Centre

NICE is delighted to have been nominated as a partner in Highland Council’s recent application for Scottish Government financial support towards the cost of a Charrette about the regeneration of Nairn Town Centre. Properly understood a charrette is an intensive … Continue reading

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A possible future for the Old Social Work Building

The following is, in effect, the conclusion of a longer document that charts the twists and turns that have brought us to this point. See the complete paper for full details and background. We welcome your response to these proposals. … Continue reading

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NICE returned to its roots for a brainstorming session

NICE grew out of public meetings held originally in the Sailing Club. It returned to that venue once more last night (11th Nov) to meet with members of the Kayak Club, the Sailing Club, harbour representatives and two Highland Councillors, … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION ON THE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (SCOTLAND) BILL

The following serves to explain and underscore why NICE was formed. Some question our motives but there is nothing sinister about it – it is Government policy to give communities more say and more local control. == The Minister for … Continue reading

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The Scottish Government: Return control of Common Good Assets

We are pleased to publish an email concerning efforts in Forres to have Common Good Asset control returned to Community Councils. Friends, Something amazing happened last week! Our petition asking The Scottish Government to return our local assets to the … Continue reading

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A Noble Perspective

The Chair of NICE, Dr Alastair Noble shares his personal perspective on local Nairn issues in this series of videos published on the Gurn – a local Nairn blog. 1. Introduction and background 2. A reflective look at Nairn South … Continue reading

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