A group of underwater fairies are attempting to halt the creation of a new fish farm on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, by one of the country’s newest salmon farming companies.
The Highlands Council has been told by the Flodigarry “Ashrai” Fairies that their group will melt if they are forced to the surface by the steel of the fish farm cages that Organic Sea Harvest plans to operate, according to the Scottish Sun.
In an objection to the council’s planning committee, they wrote: “Ashrai live for hundreds of years and will come up to the surface of the water once each century to bathe in the moonlight which they use to help them grow. It is proven that the steel of the fish farm cages draws many Ashrai to the surface, with only one result: They melt.”
As well as melting, the group warns the lives of the fish farm workers may be in danger. They wrote: “[They] will attempt to lure him with promises of gold and jewels into the deepest part of the ocean to drown or simply to trick him.”
The letter adds that the group have been found off the north coast of the Isle of Skye for more than 1,000 years.
But, it says they are not able to live on land at all, and must remain in the waters off Flodigarry Isles. According to the Scotsman, the letter was signed on behalf of the Flodigarry Fairies as “Friends of the Eilean Fhlòdaigearraidh Faeries”.
In it, they also wrote that the Blue Men of the Minch would protect them against the fish farms. They added: “The Blue Men of the Minch have predicted that there could be some severe stormy weather in the future but declined to explain further at this stage.”
Organic Sea Harvest launched their third salmon farming project in July. They have already been given the green light for two other farms on the Isle of Skye.
A spokesman for the Highlands Council said: “Any person or group has the right to comment or object to any planning application as part of the process.”
“However, it is not appropriate for Highland Council to comment on any correspondence received prior to the planning committee having the chance to discuss the application.”
Organic Sea Harvest have been asked for comment.