Cromarty public meeting on flatworms

 

People in Cromarty are being invited to a public meeting to hear about Highland Council’s works at Cromarty School and the movement of soil containing New Zealand Flatworms.

The meeting is being held at Cromarty Primary School at 6pm on Wednesday 4 February 2015 with guest speaker Dr Brian Boag, of The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie.

As part of the works for the Cromarty School extension, Highland Council needs to remove topsoil from the area which has been identified as containing the invasive non-native New Zealand flatworm.

The Council has required an exemption from SEPA and a licence from SNH for moving the topsoil from the school site to another area of land owned by the Council at White Dykes Industrial Estate at the rear of Townlands Park.  After careful consideration this was deemed the most practical and economic solution.

Dr Boag will give a presentation. Robert Campbell Highland Council’s Estates Manager will also be at the meeting and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Council’s works.

3 Feb 2015
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