The public inquiry into the proposed 18 hole golf course at Coul Links, Embo, near Dornoch, Sutherland has started.  The inquiry is scheduled to last for four weeks and will see a range of experts, both for and against, present their cases for the Reporter to hear.

ScotWays and Ramblers Scotland will highlight the major negative impacts the proposed golf course would have on both residents’ and visitors’ enjoyment of the outdoors.  The first phase of the Inquiry will deal with the conservation aspects and the outdoor access arguments is scheduled to be heard during the fourth week.

Once the inquiry has finished, the Reporter will consider all the evidence presented and make a recommendation to the Scottish Government who will, ultimately, make the final desicion.  This process make take a number of months.

If you want to know more of can find all the inquiry papers on the DPEA website.