Puffins voted out of wildlife Favourite 5

THE POPULAR puffin has been snubbed from a new list of Scotland’s favourite wildlife, it emerged yesterday.

The Scottish Seabird Centre said the decision to leave the iconic species out of “The Big Five”, comprising the otter, red deer, harbour seal, red squirrel and golden eagle, is “inexcusable”.

Scottish Natural Heritage and VisitScotland created the list as part of a £350,000 advertising campaign and want people to vote for their favourite wildlife. Now the Scottish Seabird Centre has set up its own competition to give people the chance to vote the puffin back in.