Coul Links is situated on the east coast of the Scottish Highland at Embo by Loch Fleet. An American developer, Todd Warnock, wants to rip it up to build a golf course. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and supposedly protected by law.
At the start of the links Scottish Natural Heritage have a sign "No motor vehicles please. Loch Fleet is a protected area for its internationally important salt marshes and sand dune habitats. These soft habitats are very susceptible to surface erosion. Any motor vehicles, such as quad bikes, quickly cause damage which can take many years to recover" Imagine the damage that would be done by the construction vehicles needed to rip up the area to build a golf course.
To destroy an area that is a special place supporting a diverse range of birds, plants and wildlife is sheer vandalism. Triple SI sites are supposed to be protected by law but it seems that if a rich American comes along and wants to build a golf course the law can be changed - Donald Trump did the same in Aberdeen-shire. Please help me stop this happening here.
Update #53 months ago
Here is our friends at RSPB's take on the unfolding developments at Coul Links: Be sure to click the tabs towards the top for all the parts of the subject...links include 3 petitions and our website notcoul.com
Update #4about a year ago
See our Facebook page NOT COUL for information and interaction!
Go to our website www.notcoul.com for all information - take a look at the 'Planning' link and browse the 'site and habitat maps' to see the scale of proposed destruction.
Please continue to share our petition
Update #3about a year ago
A quote from one of our Not Coul group ""NOT COUL" definition: Coul is cool the way it is; and changing it is not cool: Do not interfere with it's wild and Natural essence."
Use the following link to see the map of Coul Links, showing the area of the proposed golf course.
Update #2about a year ago
Our group now has a website, notcoul.com
Please check it out for lots more information and our contact details.
Update #1about a year ago
The petition has attracted the attention of the Scottish press and locals who do not want the development to take place. A support group, "Not Coul" has been formed and we are gathering supporters. Amongtthe many comments that have been made by locals and visitors is that to destroy these beautiful tranquil wild links to build a golf course would mean that the essence of the area would change.