Beavers were hunted to extinction in Scotland in the 16th Century by English lords who found Scottish beaver to be far better than English beaver.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland believe the animals will improve the eco-system and boost tourism.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland believe the animals will improve the eco-system and boost tourism. They have been successfully reintroduced in parts of Germany and the Netherlands, Amsterdam is said to be full of beaver .
The first beavers could be reintroduced to Argyll in spring 2009.
John Morris of "Free the beaver" said: "Our bodies are not sinful and therefore should not be covered up by law and fear of imprisonment, even the most homely of Scottish women should be allowed to release their beavers."
Syd McGowan a local farmer said: " they will never take the place of a nice warm sheep, mark my words they'll be a dam nuisance. "
Old Knudsen a beaver expert said earlier: " I like beaver, the taste, the smell and the way its runs about picking up shiny objects. I am full hope hope that soon muff will also be reintroduced around our coast line as muff diving was an important part of life in the local fishing communities."