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To: North Ayrshire Council

Halt salmon industry expansion around Arran!

25/03/21 We are delighted to share breaking news that the Millstone Point salmon battery farm application has been REJECTED!

The North Ayrshire Council Planning Committee has just concluded their discussion of the application by the "Scottish" Salmon Company; the councillors voted unanimously to refuse the proposal.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported on this long journey. There may yet be more chapters to this saga if the decision is appealed by the applicant; but for now we celebrate this momentous decision which rightly acknowledges the special qualities of this area and the vital importance of Arran's natural environment to our wellbeing and economy.

With very best wishes,

Russ Cheshire

on behalf of all the Friends of Millstone Point.

Please do not grant permission for new or expanded salmonid production sites in the North Ayrshire Council islands & coastal area.

Why is this important?

The Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament have stated in regard to large-scale open-cage salmon production "If the current issues are not addressed this expansion will be unsustainable and may cause irrecoverable damage to the environment." The Community of Arran Seabed Trust say that the consequences of large numbers of fish deaths, contamination by fish sewage, food waste, chemicals and medicals will be detrimental to the environment, health and economy of the Isle of Arran and its neighbours.

The proposal by the Scottish Salmon Company for a new and larger site off the north-east coast of Arran will not only spoil the enjoyment of a previously undeveloped part of the island, but also disturb the native wildlife such as otters, seals, porpoises and basking sharks.
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2019-09-11 13:03:37 +0100

The Arran community are organising a gathering on Sunday 15th September at 1.30pm in North Sannox Picnic Area to show public opposition to the proposed salmon site.

Further details can be found at

2019-09-11 12:43:59 +0100

The Scottish Salmon Company have now lodged their application to construct a mega-site on the North-East coast of Arran!

Links to the relevant North Ayrshire Council web page, together with the ways you can express your opposition, can be found here:

Please continue signing and sharing this petition too!

2019-04-24 09:09:06 +0100

With suggestions that the officially toxic salmon industry is a major contributor to the devastation of Scotland's wild Atlantic salmon population, it's time to stop their expansion plans:

BBC News - Scotland's wild salmon stocks 'at lowest ever level'

2019-04-11 09:30:30 +0100

Reports reveal extent of damage to marine environment by toxic substances from salmon industry:

Check out @ScottishEPA’s Tweet:

2019-04-06 18:07:13 +0100

At a public exhibition on Tuesday, the management of the Scottish Salmon Co refused to address the residents:

2019-03-29 20:14:49 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-22 18:45:44 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-21 17:45:32 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-21 16:48:59 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-21 16:27:33 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-21 16:11:59 +0000

10 signatures reached