We have over the years honoured many prominent citizens, some local worthies, and some significant global events; such as the reasoning for Assaye Place.
Rumblings reach me from the centre of Stornoway where Robertson Road (Chief Inspector of Schools) meets Ripley Place (Ripley in Canada, founded as Scottish settlement in mid 19th century by families from the Isle of Lewis) meets Leverhulme Drive (Lord Leverhulme (1851-1925) who bought Lewis in 1917).
The demolition of the Gibson Hostel site (former Rector of the Nicolson Institute) [named after the Nicolson brothers who were the principal benefactors] is to be the site of a major new social housing development.
I can't locate and plans or outline pictures at the moment, but would be grateful if someone can direct me to them.
I understand that there has been a long debate - for which read a huge argument - about what to call the site. There are two choices available. Which one would you choose?
That's right, you got it in one, we are going to name a street after a drowned dog.
Without going into full Borat mode, it is not probably the most attractive name for a social housing development, and in my view would be no better than Dole Drive or ......
I understand fully where the person pushing for the name is coming from, but the neighbours are up in arms, and I think he is completely wrong.
Complaints to be directed to your Councillor before the meetings next week.