Hunterton Objection

Dr Maggie Keegan, SWT
Southannan Sands, ©K. Waite

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is urging its North Ayrshire members to object to plans to destroy a nationally important wildlife site on the Ayrshire coast.

The Portencross Coast SSSI has nationally important eelgrass beds and the best intertidal mudflats for feeding wildfowl and waders on the Ayrshire coast. The site is also important for other notable wildlife including otter, the nationally scarce plant – seaside centaury and a type of cuckoo bee which is rare in Scotland.