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Fair Isle consultation

LOCAL MSP Tavish Scott is urging people to respond to a Scottish Government consultation that could result in research being carried out into Fair Isle’s seabird population and fish stocks.

The government is consulting on a proposal for a demonstration and research marine protected area.

The consultation consists of five questions and the deadline for responses is this Thursday (26 May).

Scott said members of Fair Isle’s environment and tourism initiative had worked hard with its partners to get the consultation off the ground. If it is taken forward, he continued, the research “will help us to understand more about changes to wildlife on Fair Isle and help the community preserve the important tourism opportunity this wildlife offers”.

He added: “Public consultations rely on participation and I hope that many people across Shetland will submit their views ahead of the deadline tomorrow.”

  • You can find the consultation online here.