Date lodged: 6 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what meetings (a) ministers and (b) officials have had with the developers of the proposed Coul Links golf course; what was discussed, and what assurances it gave to the developers.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 20 November 2017
I met the developers on 31 August to hear about their proposals for a golf course at Coul Links. Officials met representatives of the developers on
8 March (for a site visit with Scottish Natural Heritage), on 16 March (with Scottish Natural Heritage, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and Visit Scotland), on 24 April and on 30 August.
Official engagement with the developers has focused on explaining procedures and ensuring good communication with relevant agencies such as Scottish Natural Heritage, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Visit Scotland.
No assurances have been given to the developer.