It's time to save Coul Links

Coul Links, in the Scottish Highlands on the Sutherland coast, is home to many species of plants and animals, and is a place of extraordinary Scottish nature. It is protected at national, European and international levels. Yet this has not stopped a proposal for a golf course.

The proposal to develop Coul Links into yet another luxury golf course has now been opposed by almost 20,000 people. In 2018, a Public Inquiry was initiated by the Scottish Government. The ensuing report has now been handed to Scottish Ministers for a final decision on whether the proposed golf course should be built.

A decision could be made any day, but there is still time to influence Scottish Ministers. It is vital we continue to tell them how important Coul Links is to nature and Scotland, and that building on this globally important site is completely unacceptable.

We ugently need your help. Please urge Scottish Ministers to make the right decision, the fate of Coul Links now lies in their hands.

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