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Chippy's fight to use Batman-style light beam

The owner of a fish and chip shop in the small village of Muir of Ord in the Highlands is fighting the Scottish government over a plan to shine a Batman-style light 15 miles into the sky to alert customers to offers.

Jaki Pickett applied to her local council for permission to use the multi-coloured spotlight to attract customers to her takeaway, Jaki Fish and Chip Shop. Highland Council planners refused, however, on the grounds the beam would cause light pollution in the rural area.

Jaki is appealing to the Scottish government, claiming that the council is “stuck in the 1960s”.

Jaki thought up the marketing ploy after creating a superhero mascot called Batterman, which she plans to turn into 6ft tall statue to stand outside the takeaway.

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