Scotland ruling favors mermaid folklore, cancels fish farm plan

Mermaid Scotland faeries

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MYSTERY WIRE — Mermaid-like creatures called “ashrai” come to the water’s surface once every century to “bathe in the moonlight which they use to help them grow,” according to legend.

But a lot changes from century to century these days.

A clash between legend and progress has come up in Scotland, where a business is pursuing plans for a fish farm off the coast of the Isle of Skye. And a group known as “Friends of the Eilean Fhlodaigearraidh Faeries” has swayed officials to stop the development.

According to a report in The Scotsman, the letter “on behalf of the Flodigarry Fairies” carried enough weight to put an end to plans for the Organic Sea Harvest salmon farm.

READ: ‘Fairy Friends’ oppose Scottish fish farm

Coast to Coast AM tells the story of the conflict, reporting the content of the letter:

“It is proven that the steel of the fish farm cages draws many ashrai to the surface, with only one result: they melt.”

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