The latest public consultation meetings, which the proposed salmon mega-farm developers are required to hold before they submit their formal planning application, took place this week. The first was in Appin on Tuesday, the second on Lismore the following day.
The Appin meeting featured a stand outside the hall which was prepared and staffed by Long Live Loch Linnhe. The stand featured photos and facts, seaweed and surfboards, and even a dolphin (created with plastic debris from existing fish farms) to show that the loch is so much more than a place to trial untested industrial fish farms. We had plenty of visitors to the stand, who appeared as impressed by the research and background information we had prepared as they were unimpressed by the green washing smoke and mirrors on offer inside the hall.
Thanks go to all involved, especially Jane, Adrian and Tash, for pulling all this together.