Award winning Nairn businesses

The Scottish Wedding Awards  took place in Glasgow on Monday 22nd April.

We are delighted to say that Bobbi Urquhart  from Big Bloomers won 'Wedding florist of the year'
and prizes also went to Eileen Solan for  make up and Jenna from Fleur Bridal.

Congratulations to all Nairn winners and nominees.

Nairn has a tremendous range of services available to those planning to get married and it's good to see these businesses  getting national recognition.

 

High Street Re-surfacing

A press realease from the Highland Council giving details of the arrangments for the temporary road closure of Nairn High Street, to allow re-surfacing works to take place

 

" Local businesses and residents in Nairn likely to most be affected by a temporary road closure on Nairn High Street have received a letter from W A Fairhurst, consulting engineers, on behalf of The Highland Council giving advance notice of temporary restrictions and providing details of arrangements which will be put in place to keep any disruption to a minimum.

From 11 October a temporary closure of the High Street will begin to allow the completion of carriageway resurfacing, which is part of the second phase of a £1.3 million package of town centre improvements.

The work on the High Street will be carried out in two sections; firstly the western end and then the eastern. Once the western end work is complete this section will open to delivery vehicles but not to HGVs. There will also be minor kerb realignment works at the foot of The Brae.

Following discussions with the Streetscape Stakeholders’ group, these two weeks of work from 11 October have been timed to take place during the school holidays to minimise any traffic disruption associated with the school run and during a traditionally quieter period for local businesses.

While the formal road closure covers a period of four weeks, it is not intended that the High Street will be closed for any longer than two weeks. The extra time has been built into the formal traffic order to allow flexibility should any unforeseen difficulties arise.

The closure will affect access for all vehicles including cyclists and will cover the full length of the High Street, from its junction with the A96 Aberdeen-Inverness trunk road (The Brae) to the junction with Leopold Street.

Residents and businesses affected have been notified about temporary arrangements for the collection of refuse and have been given details of who to contact should they have any questions or need any assistance.

A spokesman for the Council said:  “By giving the detailed information well ahead of the start date we hope any concerns and issues can be sorted out before work begins and I would like to thank everyone for their patience. We can all look forward to the benefits that the improvements on the High Street will bring to revitalise the heart of our town.”

 

The Nairnshire Challenge

Over the past few years the Nairnshire Challenge has become a regular feature on the town’s calendar , with thousands  of participants having raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local charities and had a considerable amount of fun on the way.

 

Well the good news is that you can take part, or perhaps organise a team to represent your business.

 

This year’s event is being held  close to midsummer’s day  on Sunday 23rd of June  and surely the sun will be  splitting the sky, which will be notable by its lack of clouds.

 

You can find all the information about the event at http://www.nairnshirechallenge.co.uk/

 

ANB support Tourist Information Centre

The Association of Nairn Businesses at their recent AGM agreed to make a donation of £250 to the Community Centre towards the costs of running the Tourist Information Centre.

Chair of the Association, David Brownless, said “Our members were keen to support the Community Centre in their efforts to maintain a focal point for tourist enquiries in the town. The membership of the ANB covers a wide range of businesses across Nairnshire, including the High Street, and obviously some of these businesses do benefit from the advice and assistance given to visitors by the staff at the Community Centre. The money offered represents a substantial commitment from the annual subscriptions we gather from those High Street traders.

There is no doubt that many businesses, both directly and indirectly connected to the tourist sector, would suffer if the Tourist Information Centre was to close. All the agencies involved need to ensure that plans are made to guarantee its long term future, in the meantime we hope that our donation will act as a catalyst to other groups to support this extremely important facility”.

 
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