A home for Nairn River Enterprise

One step closer to securing a base for our enterprise…we have agreed the key points of a proposed lease with the owner of a cottage near the river at King George V playing fields, in the form a Heads of Terms document. All that remains is conclusion of detailed discussions about the final content of the lease (a second draft), advice from respective lawyers and some further attention to the complexities of insurance. We’ll post pictures and more information as soon as we’re near sign-off. Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more do get in touch, or better still, join up…

getting started

Now a not-for-profit company

On 1st December NRE was registered as a company limited by guarantee. This means that should we ever make a profit this money has to go back into the services we run, not the pockets of our members. It also means we are in a much stronger position to raise funds to set up projects that can benefit Nairn and deliver employability opportunities to local people. We STILL haven’t got our bank account – we first applied back in November. The delay is partly due to poor communications by the banks (they haven’t told us everything they need to know up front,…

meetings and pop-in sessions

Onwards and upwards

It’s been great to hear from so many people in support of our plan. There’s now 15 of you signed up as founder members of the Social Enterprise and we’ll be meeting next Tuesday to kick off a two or three week flurry of activity to get the Company limited by Guarantee and its bank account set up. We’re also going to be considering three options for premises and deciding on working groups to get some projects going.

meetings and pop-in sessions

Pop in and find out more tomorrow

Pop in and find out more about Nairn River Enterprise TOMORROW at the Court House between 1 and 4 pm. No appointment needed. Ask whatever you’d like and give us your suggestions. We’re really keen to meet people from Queenspark, Moss-side and Achareidh. Come on down!

meetings and pop-in sessions

Pop-in Session TOMORROW!

Coming up fast – a chance to find out more and join Nairn River Enterprise. We’ve booked a room at the Court House so’s people can drop by and ask whatever they’d like about NRE. No fancy presentations, just a bit of a blether. We’ve got the room booked between 11 and 2 – just call in….

meetings and pop-in sessions

Our Inaugural Meeting

What a splendid turnout last night! 20 people from all parts of Nairn like Moss-side, Queenspark, Mill Road, Lochloy and Fishertown, came to find out more and see what they might do to support and work with NRE. 12 of those attending signed up immediately to join our Enterprise and we have others who have pledged interest but were unable to come on the night. We’ll be getting suitable advice straight away on the mechanics of setting up our company limited by guarantee. Those attending expressed lots of interest in pooling their efforts to set up an up cycling project, support the…

about NRE

Announcing Nairn River Enterprise

Nairn River Enterprise is a social enterprise managed by local people formed to provide services that improve the physical, social and economic make-up of the town of Nairn, generating employment opportunities for local people and contractors. The Enterprise will undertake or support projects to improve the look of areas like the riverside walks, the old BMX track etc. Later we’ll start up a re-use scheme collecting from Nairn, refurbishing and selling in Nairn old furniture, electrical goods etc., at affordable prices. Apart from the benefits for the town, we’ll be providing training and placement opportunities for young and long-term unemployed…


A chance to make a difference in Nairn

Do you want to see local management based in Nairn and Nairn folk getting better chances to get work locally! Do you want to see the green spaces along the river and around the town managed better by local people? If you do, then join Nairn River Enterprise – we’re after local folk prepared to put in a bit of time helping us get organised, coming up with ideas, joining in projects from time to time.