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Inverness Gull Project may not get funding

By Ian Duncan

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Gulls are a regular feature in Inverness.
Gulls are a regular feature in Inverness.

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A project to curb gulls in Inverness city centre may not get council funding this year due to the pressures of avian flu on the birds.

Inverness BID had applied for £12,839 from the Inverness Common Good Fund but a Highland Council sub-committee has recommended refusal of the application.

According to a council report it was felt that the Inverness Gull Project 2023 should not get funding.

The report states: "The sub-committee noted the widely reported pressures on the gull population as a result of the avian flu outbreak."

Members of the council's city of Inverness area committee will consider the matter on Monday.

If the committee approves the application funding would be subject to the approval of the 2023/24 budget.

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