We need your votes! Save Coul Links campaign shortlisted for Scottish Charity Awards!

RSPB Scotland's Kate Bellew shares the exciting news that the Save Coul links campaign has been shortlisted in the Scottish Charity Awards!

We need your votes! Save Coul Links campaign shortlisted for Scottish Charity Awards! 

We are delighted to share the news that the Save Coul Links campaign RSPB Scotland was partner in has been shortlisted for the ‘Cracking Campaign’ category of the Scottish Charity Awards! The public vote is now open so please do take a moment to vote for the campaign.

The Scottish Charity Awards are organised annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). We’re delighted that Save Coul Links has been shortlisted, a great recognition of all the hard work put in over many years to save the triple protected wildlife site at Coul Links from a golf development, and winning the award would be fantastic

It was the first time RSPB Scotland worked in such a big partnership to defend a wildlife site at a public inquiry.  The partnership, referred to as the ‘Conservation Coalition’, included RSPB Scotland, Buglife Scotland, Butterfly Conservation Scotland, Plantlife Scotland, Marine Conservation Society, National Trust for Scotland and Scottish WildlifeTrust. 

Saving Coul Links was only possible with the support of tens of thousands of individual people so thank you to everyone who raised their voice in support. We continue to be inspired and heartened by the decision by Scottish Ministers to refuse this damaging development.

The campaign has shown that standing up for Scotland’s world-class nature can make a positive difference and has set an important precedent for protected wildlife sites everywhere.  At a time of crisis for our natural environment, we believe this is critical and hope the campaign’s success will encourage others to give nature a voice and ensure wildlife is represented in decision making.

The vote is now open to the public – please use this link to vote!