Unfortunately, proposals for a golf course on a triple-protected wildlife site at Coul Links have been consented by the Highland Council, against the advice of Council officials, SNH and numerous environmental groups.
Given the significance of the environmental impacts, it is now the Scottish Government’s responsibility to make the final decision. We are leading an e-action calling on the Scottish Government to step in and ensure that Scotland upholds its international environmental commitments. Please take action today: click here for our e-action.
Coul Links is a beautiful, natural coastal dune system, home to many species of wildlife. It is located to the immediate south of Loch Fleet in East Sutherland, Scotland. Coul Links is one of the last areas of undeveloped species-rich dune habitat in Scotland.
Together with Loch Fleet itself, Coul Links is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an international Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site.
The proposed golf course would destroy this unique collection of dune habitats and would result in harmful disturbance to both wintering and breeding waders, waterfowl and other species, many of which are rare or declining in number.