18th November 2019
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Blue-green algae in West Yell

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Environmental Health has received notification from SEPA that Blue Green Algae is present in the Lochans at Ness of Sound, West Yell.

Shetland Islands Council said notices have been posted in the local shop and next to the loch warning that contact with algal scum should be avoided.

The SIC added adjoining landowners and fishing interests have been advised of the situation, as has NHS Shetland.

At this stage there is no adverse effect on water supplies.

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