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Council agrees to gull-removal trial

posted 22 Feb 2012, 06:52 by David Rintoul   [ updated 22 Feb 2012, 06:55 ]

A free gull-clearing service is to be trialled in the south of the city after pleas from residents who say their lives have been made a misery by the birds.

The city council is to offer the service clearing nests and eggs from rooftops in several streets in Merchiston for one year, to see if it is effective.

The decision was welcomed by local campaigners, who say the gulls which nest on their rooftops are a noise nuisance and a health hazard.

They collected hundreds of signatures on a petition campaigning for the service, and made a deputation to yesterday’s transport, infrastructure and environment committee, which made the decision.