Warning from environmental health as blue green algae is discovered

Environmental Health has received notification from SEPA that there is blue green algae in the Lunnister Loch, Sullom and Spiggie Loch, Dunrossness.
SIC Environmental Health DepartmentBlue-green algae has also been found in Tingwall Loch, which runs into Asta Loch and Clickimin Loch.

The council says notices will be posted next to the lochs warning that contact with algal scum should be avoided.

Adjoining landowners have been advised of the situation, as well as anglers association, RSPB, as have NHS Shetland.

At this stage, the SIC says there is no adverse effect on water supplies.



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  • ian tinkler

    • October 15th, 2016 9:47

    Also in Clings Water and Loch of Setter. (Clousta.)

  • Julie Ritson

    • November 14th, 2016 14:27

    Is there anymore news on the Algae in the lochs. Is it still there.

  • Ian Tinkler

    • November 14th, 2016 15:55

    Clings Water is now clear, so is Setter.


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