Why have the Flat Earthers set up shop in flattest Greig Street?

by Colin Campbell

GREIG Street in Inverness has a fairly standard mix of frontages: a Chinese restaurant, a fast-food takeaway, a hairdresser, a corner shop.  And then there’s a branch of what appears to be the Flat Earth Society.  When that distinctive outlet appeared, more than a few eyebrows were raised. And it brought up a rather obvious question. Why has the Flat Earth Society set up shop in flattest Greig Street? Continue reading “Why have the Flat Earthers set up shop in flattest Greig Street?”

The ‘more jobs than there are people to fill them’ delusion

by Colin Campbell

AS the Brexit deadline looms ever larger, expect to be bombarded by claims from business leaders, politicians and some councillors that a mass exodus of European workers is all but inevitable and will be a catastrophe as EU employees desert their posts with no one else around to fill them.  We’ve heard it all before, but it will be ramped up in the days ahead.  Emmanuel Moine, chairman of the Inverness Hotels  Association, has already said CVs from Europe are drying up, leading to a staffing “nightmare”. As I asked before – how about CVs from local people, are they drying up also? Continue reading “The ‘more jobs than there are people to fill them’ delusion”

Inverness Leisure must be protected at all costs

by Colin Campbell

COULD some energy begin to drain out of the Inverness Leisure Centre as a result of impending council cutbacks?  Operators High Life Highland face cuts of more than £2 million, a blow to region-wide leisure provision with consequences that cannot at this stage be predicted. But Inverness Leisure and the superb role it plays in life and health in the Highland capital must be protected at all costs. Continue reading “Inverness Leisure must be protected at all costs”