Dogs fall foul of golf club

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Dogs could be banned from walkies of the Isle of Seil golf course unless owners keep their pets’ fouling under control.

Walkers and golfers at the popular course, which re-opened on May 29, are being urged to stay vigilant and report any witnessed dog fouling to the police.

A warning from the club in Seil Island’s regular newsletter The Seileachan said: ‘All dogs on the golf course should be watched and on a lead. All dog faeces must be cleared up by the dog walker, placed in a bag and disposed of
in a rubbish bin.

‘Argyll and Bute Council is aware of this public health risk from dog fouling. All walkers and golfers are asked to be vigilant and may report any witnessed dog fouling to the police. If this dog fouling persists, dogs will no longer be allowed to be walked on the golf course.’

While the course was shut in lockdown, walkers and greenkeepers noticed increased amounts of dog fouling, prompting the club to remind people that it creates a serious public health problem.

Now the club is getting back into full swing as lockdown restrictions ease, walkers and golfers are also being reminded to stick to social distancing measures and be aware of the danger of being hit by a ball.

Elsewhere on the island, the community council has received £1,550 from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)  to support the
community through COVID-19. So far  a small gift, card and artwork  by local children have been delivered to members of the lunch club and the community council is arranging activity boxes for children as well as help
in printing school materials.

Speeding is fast becoming a problem at Clachan Seil, despite a 30mph limit. A number of complaints have been made to Seil and Easdale Community Council who are going to buy some temporary signs to grab drivers’ attention and slow them down. Members wants to hear more ideas and suggestions from residents on this.