24th September 2018
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Blue-green algae confirmed at Clickimin Loch

The council’s environmental health department has received confirmed notice from Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) of blue green algae at Clickimin Loch.

The authority says updated warning signs have been placed on the footpaths near the loch, advising the public, including dog walkers and anglers, to avoid contact with the water.

Adjoining landowners and land users have been notified, as have NHS Shetland, Shetland Recreational Trust, Anderson High School and Shetland Angling Association.

2 comments

  1. Edwin Richards

    I was interested in this article because blue-green algae has been a major problem in our water ways (Maryland Eastern Shore, USA). We live on a lake controlled by the Girl Scouts. Their ranger, Bob Foote, has been working for 3 or 4 years to get rid of the algae. He has gotten help from various State agencies and the University of Maryland. This year and last the lake has been clear enough to allow boating and swimming but it appears that the algae will be an ongoing problem.

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    • Avalina Kreska

      Edwin, did someone check the level of blue and green poster paints still in the classroom of the girl scouts? 🙂

      Reply

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