Balintore woman arrested over seagull row shooting

A WOMAN has been arrested in relation to a neighbour being shot in the face during a row over the shooting of gulls in their tiny Highland village.

The incident is believed to relate to a row over the shooting of seagulls. Picture: Kimberley Powell

The coastal community of Balintore was at the centre of a shock weapons incident at the weekend, with police officers descending on the Easter Ross village to carry out inquiries.

A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed one person had been detained in connection with the incident.

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Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

A spokesman said: “Police in Alness and Tain are currently making enquiries into an incident in Balintore involving an air weapon which occurred during the early hours of Saturday July 5 2014.

“If any persons have any information they are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

They confirmed a woman had been arrested and would appear in court later.

Balintore is one of three villages on the northern stretch of the Moray Firth coastline -with Hilton and Shandwick - which are known collectively as the Seaboard Villages.