We currently have 8 full members and 1 cooption vacancy for immediate appointment.
Contact details below
5 Elected members (all elected January 2020)
Hamish Bain, Chair 41 Sutors Avenue IV12 5AZ Tel 01667 456431
Veronica Mackinnon, Secretary 41 Sutors Avenue IV12 5AZ Tel 01667 456431
David Thomson, Treasurer 51 Sutors Park IV12 5BQ Tel 01667 459139
Mandy Lawson 16 Wilson Street Fishertown IV12 4NY Tel 07712 633342
Ian Gordon Roslin House, 14 Links Place,IV12 4NH Tel 07899 831297
1 Member coopted 30 June 2021
Loreine Thomson 51 Sutors Park IV12 5BQ Tel 01667 459139
2 members coopted 30 March 2022
Alan Calder email@example.com
William Spark firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex Officio Members
Nairn’s 4 elected Highland Councillors, listed below, are ‘ex officio’ (non voting) members of all 5 local community councils in the Nairn and Cawdor Ward. They are invited to all meetings to keep us informed on Highland Council business and participate in community discussion. New Highland Councillors will be elected in May 2022
Councillor Tom Heggie (recently deceased)
Nairn River CC can have a maximum of 12 adult voting members plus two youth members.
Up to 4 members may be elected by cooption at a public meeting, which requires the support of two thirds of elected community councillors present.
We currently have 4 vacancies for adult members.
One may be coopted immediately. Remaining vacancies can only be filled by public vote which requires an interim election to be organised by Highland Council.
In addition to our full quota of 12 adult members, we can appoint two Youth members aged 16-18 for up to 2 years. We hope to do this in 2022
Associate Members (non voting)
We can appoint ‘Associate Members’ at any time with specialist areas of interest to share their expertise with our community council. If you would be interested get in touch.
How to become a community councillor.
To stand for election as a community councillor you must be:
1/ a resident of Nairn River CC catchment area as shown on the latest boundary map
This includes Fishertown, the High Street area, Millbank and Rosebank primary schools, part of Waverley Road, Viewfield, Queenspark, Boathpark, Broadhill, Balmakeith, Merryton, and the Lochloy estate including homes at Kingsteps. Check the map if you are not sure if you live in our ‘patch’!
2/ on the Electoral Roll. You can contact email@example.com to check your Roll number.
3/willing to attend meetings as required, work respectfully with others to help the CC to fulfil its statutory duties, carry out delegated tasks reliably and responsibly and support the democratic decisions of the community council. In all your actions while an elected community councillor, you should uphold the following principles of the CC Code of Conduct:
Service to the Community, Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability and Stewardship, Openness, Honesty, Leadership, Respect.
More information about Community Councils in Highland is here
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to put your own or someone else’s name forward for any vacancies listed above.
Our business meetings are held in public so come along and see what we do.
At present we continue to hold meetings online
These will be advertised a week in advance. Upcoming dates are here.
If you would like to attend you should contact us on email@example.com with your name and postcode to register for a link. For security reasons you should not share this link with others who have not registered.
To help us maintain a safe and respectful forum for discussion of community matters, and free expression of diverse views, we ask all members of public wishing to engage with us, to observe the same Code of Conduct as our members.(see above)
That means communicating respectfully and politely with others at all times, and deferring to the Chair whose responsibility it is to keep order and manage the Agenda.
Abusive email or personally offensive online comments, will be blocked, and anyone behaving disrespectfully during our meetings will be politely asked to desist or leave.
Get in touch
You can contact any of our members above if you want help with a particular concern in your neighbourhood. Our general email contact address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The agendas for our public meetings will normally be advertised a week in advance on our website, via local social media and on public Noticeboards (Castle Square community noticeboard- and the Community Centre and Library if open).