USING falcons to tackle seagull attacks in a Scottish town has failed to deal with the problem, a report is expected to reveal.
THEY have become an ever- increasing menace in towns and cities, attacking people and pets as they scavenge for food.
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TO SOME, they are graceful seabirds that swoop serenely over the waves.
WITH a predilection for preying on bins and redistributing the regurgitated contents from a great height, few creatures have the capacity to engender such mass distaste as the common seagull.
COMMUNITY leaders are hopeful that the number of aggressive seagulls in Merchiston and Bruntsfield will nosedive.
THE scourge of aggressive seagulls has returned to plague Merchiston and Bruntsfield residents, with birds spotted feasting on crates of discarded fish heads.
RESIDENTS of a seaside town are up in arms over a sound system designed to scare away seagulls - because it makes more noise than the birds.
DIVE-BOMBING seabirds have delayed efforts to give Inchcolm island a tourism boost because conservation staff keep being attacked.
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