The results are in!

30th November 2023

Over the summer, NICE undertook an Initial Community Survey as groundworks for the forthcoming Local Place Plan. The survey was directly posted throughout Nairn, and available online. We received more than 450 individual responses from across Nairn and Nairnshire, and through all age groups. Your input is what we need to make the Local Place Plan work, and to ensure that Nairn thrives as the town we all want it to be.

As we analyse your responses, find trends, groups of ideas, and begin to prepare the foundations for our Community Consultations, one of our first outputs is a word cloud. A word cloud finds key words in all of the responses, and simply arranges those in a descending size and centrality from most frequent to less frequent. This gives us a flavour of what you have said.

What do you like about living in Nairn?

Is there anything you don’t like about being in the Nairn area?

Whilst we continue to prepare for the Community Consultation phase of preparing the Nairn Local Place Plan, we would love to hear from you. You can engage with your local community council, or get in touch with us directly at

2 thoughts on “The results are in!

  1. Good morning,
    I am a bit confused by the random words, taking them out of their context makes them meaningless. More meaningful analysis to needed please. Maybe just a list of phrases? or maybe a different software programme would give a more meaningful result?

    • Hi Morag, thanks for getting in touch.

      A Word Cloud can help to visualise priorities. It does, as you note, take away the context. However, as a stimulus for conversation, there are some good headlines buried in there. We will be exploring the context as we work towards our first Community Group workshop, where those words, their context in the comments submitted and in the wider Nairn environment will be discussed in detail.

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