030914 Next fans meeting on Tuesday, 9th Sept, 7.30pm in Uncle Bobs
The next fans meeting will be on Tuesday, 9th Sept, 7.30pm in Uncle Bobs.All welcome.Donald Graham
050914 The Nairn County FC Supporters Centenary Baton on last leg of the West Highland Way
Over the last 4 days the NCFC Supporters Centenary Baton has been travelling North and today sees the completion of the final leg of the West Highland Way. The intrepid, weary and foot sore bunch are almost there, their long journey of 96 miles nearly complete they, and about 15 other County fans who are joining them on the last leg, will arrive in Fort William where they will meet up with the group from the Nairn Kayakers and the baton will be handed over for the next stage. The Nairn Kayakers will then paddle their way through the Great Glen, and attempt to break a world record on the way then onwards towards home.On the 20th September the NCFC Supporters Centenary Baton will be handed back to Ali Nicol at a ceremony in the harbour at Nairn and its’ journey will be completed.As Steven Bain said “It is a unique, one-off event as I do not think many of us will have the opportunity to celebrate a milestone like this in the club’s history again.”, so folks if you want to be part of this historic event make sure you are there on Saturday the 20th September.In the meantime you can still sponsor either the NCFC Supporters or the Kayak club, contact Ali Nicol here for more information.The NCFC Supporters would like to thank all the individuals who have sponsored them and also the following businesses;24/7 Taxis for supplying the support vehicle and driverGreens Nurseries for supplying the Alder branchesEmbroidery Designs and FastFix Nairn for the plaques and embroidery for the batonThe Nairn Co-op for providing some of the provisions for the groupHeather Stevenson and Uncle Bob’s for arranging and supplying the bus for the final leg
050914 The Nairn County FC Supporters Centenary Baton handed over to Kayakers
Today saw the completion of the final leg of the West Highland Way and the handover of the NCFC Supporters Centenary Baton to members of the Nairn Kayak club who will take it on the next stage of its journey.
080914 The Nairn County FC Supporters Centenary Baton arrives home.
At last, and a day ahead of schedule, the Nairn County FC Supporters Centenary baton arrives home to the mouth of the river Nairn from where it was cut.A big well done to everyone involved, from the Walkers, the Paddlers, the Drivers, the Sponsors, the Suppliers and anyone else whom I may have missed, but most of all to Alastair Nicol and Steven Bain for the organisation & planning, great craic great scenery and great big blisters!David Walker
090914 West Highland Way Challenge pledge reaches over £9500.
An incredible £9551 has been pledged for the West Highland Way challenge. As far as I'm aware £2488 has been paid in. Could I ask the walkers and sponsors to try and get this money where possible collected. I have sent out messages to the walkers via messenger and email regarding the payment details into the supporters fund. Massive thank you to all who sponsored this event it really has exceeded my expectations. I hope all the walkers/paddlers have recovered from their strains and are good to go for next year!!!! Looking at ideas just now so watch this space....,Ali Nicol
100914 Donald Graham’s report from the Fund meeting on 9th September
The latest meeting of the GIF was held in Bobs Bar on Tuesday 9th September.The first topic raised was to praise all the walkers that recently completed the West Highland Way and have raised an amount just short of £10,000. Alastair Nicol organised the walk and along with the rest they have contributed greatly to new enclosure planned for the summer of 2015. Also, congratulations to our friends in the Nairn Kayak Club for their own efforts and also for breaking a world record.The Centenary March is coming soon and we appeal to as many people as possible to attend the march on Saturday 20 September starting at the Harbour at 12.30pm before heading to the Links at 1pm for a bbq and a photo.The next fundraising event is on Friday 3rd October. Bobs bar will host a Sports Quiz starting at 7.30pm. Please see the poster on the group page for further details.Future events are a Curry Buffet Lunch, a Vodka Tasting and a Race Night.The current stock of merchandise used by the GIF to raise funds consists of approx 20 caps, approx 20 mugs and approx 70 water bottles. There are no plans to restock any of these items.I have been given a considerable number of programmes from the late 70s and early 80s as well as a number from the games v Meadowbank and Dundee in season 85/86. I am currently putting these in order and once they are ready I will post what is available.Thank you to everyone that attended the meeting and the date for the next one will be announced in due course.Donald Graham
180914 Official homecoming of NCFC Supporters Centenary Baton
It all starts at around 12.30 when the Kayakers bring the Centenary Baton into the harbour. The Baton has travelled the West Highland Way with a team of County Fans and been taken up the Great Glen on water by Nairn Kayak Club. In the process the Kayakers smashed the record for crossing Loch Ness in a canoe from Fort Augustus to Dores. The baton still has to make its way to Station Park but first on Saturday there will be a march behind a pipe band to the Links Bandstand where fans will pause for a picture. There will also be a BBQ. Everyone welcome, just bring something yellow and black. The Centenary Baton is on display in the Town Barbers window on the top of the brae until Saturday. See you there - it's only once every hundred years