*Update 27th November 2019. Reporters have now passed their inquiry report to Scottish Ministers. The fate of Coul Links now lies in their hands. Take action today, please complete our e-action and urge Scottish Ministers to make the right decision.
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.
Last year 13,000 people campaigned for the Scottish Government to 'call-in' the planning decision because of the harm it will cause to nature. The Scottish Government have now scrutinised the planning application through a Public Inquiry and Scottish Ministers could make their final decision at any time.