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Council scrap seagull nest removal plan

posted 17 Mar 2013, 08:01 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 17 Mar 2013, 08:06 ]

Residents plagued by noisy and aggressive gulls are furious at council plans to scrap a successful pilot project which removed nests from city rooftops.

City council chiefs said they could not afford to continue or expand the scheme which focused on a number of streets in Merchiston.

But community leaders called for a “seagull taskforce” to be set up, which could concentrate efforts on hotspot areas. Merchiston community council chairwoman Dr Marianna Clyde said the gulls created “horrendous noise” and attacked people and pets.