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Writer says farewell to regional title after 22 years

Nicky MarrA regional newspaper columnist has announced she is giving up her regular work for the title after more than two decades.

Nicky Marr first wrote her column for the Inverness Courier 22 years ago, but has now announced she is stepping back.

Nicky, pictured, said in a farewell column that other elements of her life were “pulling me away from a desire to constantly see my name in print and online”.

Away from the Courier, she runs her own media firm, Marr Communications.

In her column, Nicky wrote: “My work is taking me in new directions; my passion for coaching, presentation and communication training, and supporting others through the creation of peer-support groups and Action Learning Sets, is pulling me away from a desire to constantly see my name in print and online.

“So it’s time. I’ll still be hosting events though; the opportunity to allow others to shine or to share their stories on stage, is still strong.

“Thank you to all of you who have been with me, whether for months or for the duration.

“Heartfelt thanks for your lovely feedback about us raising our girls, my occasional struggles with mental health, my menopause journey, and even my views on politics, Covid and Brexit, and for sharing with me the conversations and memories that my columns have sparked in your own families.”