Marine Connection hosted an open public meeting on Friday 2 December at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre Theatre in the Scottish Highlands. Colleagues from Cromarty Rising gave a presentation on the application made by the Cromarty Firth Port Authority for a licence to transfer crude and other oils ship to ship in the Cromarty/Moray Firth area.
Margaux Dodds, director comments “It was heartening to have such an excellent response from the people of Nairn and further afield. To have a full house on a Friday evening and a 100% show of hands against, shows the depth of feeling there is in the area opposing these plans. If they do proceed the future of the dolphins, other marine/bird life and the local communities could be changed forever, and we could be facing a future where visitors will no longer be able to visit this area to view these dolphins in their natural habitat.” Earlier this year Marine Connection submitted an objection, and are now once again appealing to our supporters and the general public, many of whom have visited the Black Isle/Moray Firth area to see the dolphins, the most northerly resident population in the world, to come on board and support the calls for this licence to be refused. No matter where you live globally, you can help stop this threat!
Please email your comments to:
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland – FirstMinister@gov.scot
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