Friday, January 24, 2020

"Scottish Fish Farm Rejected after Campaigners Warn Fishermen Could be Lured to their Deaths by Fairies"

From The Scotsman, :

Scottish fish farm rejected - after campaigners warn fishermen could be lured to their deaths by fairies 
Controversial fish farm plans were rejected - after campaigners warned fishermen could be lured to their deaths by fairies in the deepest part of the ocean.

Ancient folklore was cited as a reason for planners to turn down an application to build a 12-cage salmon farm at a magical site off the coast of the Isle of Skye.

Objections to the Organic Sea Harvest salmon farm were also lodged by the Scottish Fishermen Federation in conjunction with other industry lobby groups, and residents raised concerns about the impact on Skye's tourist industry.

But a bizarre objection letter was sent to Highland Council planners by a group called Friends of the Eilean Fhlodaigearraidh Faeries, which signed the missive "on behalf of the Flodigarry Fairies".

The letter raised concerns about the fate of the mystical 'ashrai' - a sea fairy similar to a mermaid - which it was claimed have lived off the coast of Skye for 1,000 years.

Once a century, the mystical creatures are said to be drawn to the surface of the water to bathe in moonlight....MUCH MORE
Odd how all the sea sprites had Norwegian accents.