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The effect a plan to create a new port on the Ayrshire coast will have on sea mammals will be discussed at the next meeting of the Paisley Natural History Society.

The society continues its winter programme with an illustrated talk by David Nairn, from the Clyde Porpoise group, on Thursday, February 7, at 7.30pm in the Wynd Centre, School Wynd, Paisley.

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The free event is open to everyone and the talk will concentrate on cetaceans in the Upper Clyde and the harbour porpoise in particular.

There is controversy over a recent planning application to create a decommissioning port at Hunterston terminal, near Largs and the noise implications of pile driving on marine mammals.

For more information about the Paisley Natural History Society visit their website at www.paisleynaturalhistorysociety.org.uk or contact Lesley Hill (Club Secretary) on 0141 884 3352.

Paisley Natural History society was formed in the early 1970’s by local naturalists and is still going strong. The aims of the society are to encourage the study of natural history in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, support the conservation of wildlife and habitats and maintain links with the Natural History department of Paisley Museum.