Road safety for Mull’s otters

Car light reflectors have been installed on Mull to protect the island’s otters.

The reflectors angle light from car headlights onto the verge and into the otters’ eyes – hopefully persuading them to wait to cross the road until it is safe.

The idea has been successfully used on Skye and is being trialled on Mull by the Mull Otter Group (MOG), which says around 25 otters are killed on the island’s roads in a year.

One reflector set was installed in February and the second set in December near Pennygowan between Salen and Fishnish.

More on the MOG website