I went for a walk round the Donich Circular early this morning. On my way back I noticed that one of the trees which is proposed to be felled as part of the development has what looks like a red squirrel drey in it. One of the contentious issues around the scheme was the impact it could potentially have on the red squirrel population of the area, as Argyll is one of the remaining strongholds of a dwindling red squirrel population in UK. I know that Scottish Wildlife Trust are quite concerned about this and are insisting that squirrels are not disturbed during (or after) the development.
Red Squirrel Drey