Category Archives: Town Centre Development

New Date: Town Centre Plan

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to re-schedule the Drop-in Session and evening presentation. This will now take place on the 3rd March, 2-5pm in Community Centre and 7.30pm in the evening. The AGM will take place on the 30th March. … Continue reading

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TAKING THE NAIRN TOWN CENTRE PLAN FORWARD

Reports of the demise of NICE have been greatly exaggerated, but understandable given that NICE has been unable to put much into the public domain. The key difficulty was that identifying the mechanisms for delivery and the fundamental need for … Continue reading

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A TOURISM “BID” FOR NAIRNSHIRE 

“BID” stands for Business Improvement District. It is a model operated worldwide, and the Scottish Government has been a particularly strong supporter with a department dedicated to the promotion and support of BIDs. The ultimate aim of a BID is … Continue reading

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NICE Chairman’s & Directors’ Annual Report for AGM – January 2016.

We think this could be our most important and significant AGM ever. A whole series of national and local policy decisions, such as the rebirth of a Nairnshire Committee, community planning, community empowerment, town centre regeneration and new Community Councils … Continue reading

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Nairn Community Town Centre Plan approved

A shared community vision for Nairn town centre was given the go-ahead this week by Highland Council Members of the Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee. Members agreed that a new ‘Nairn Community Town Centre Plan’ be adopted as non-statutory … Continue reading

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A Review and Update

Back in the Good Old Days, when life seemed less complicated, NICE emerged as a grass-roots community movement. We enthusiastically embraced the possibility of making a difference in Nairn, indeed, by working together we determined to “Improve Nairn”. We met … Continue reading

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Charrette Action Plan and other Projects

Town Charrette : NICE was delighted to have been able to participate in the Nairn Town Charrette last year. The Action Plan is now available for public comment. It is encouraging that the Plan embodies many of the ideas brought … Continue reading

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Partnership Working Would Be Nice

We recently reported that we had just secured sufficient grant funding to proceed with the purchase of the Old Social Work Building (OSWB) within the deadline set by Highland Council. The building would provide new toilets, a visitor information centre, … Continue reading

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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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