National Trust statement on low flying jets near The Farne Islands, Northumberland

A National Trust spokesperson said: “We were very concerned about recent low flying aircraft over the Farne Islands and the disturbance these kinds of incidents can cause nesting birds. We have been working with the RAF to investigate this.

“The RAF have been very helpful and supportive and have worked hard to find a quick solution. We can now confirm that a no-fly zone is now place around the islands for the remains of this year’s breeding season and the colonies are therefore no longer at risk. The National Trust and the RAF will continue the dialogue to ensure a long term solution is in place for future years. We are grateful to the RAF for their acknowledgement of our concern and their speedy resolution.”

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