Freshwater blue-green algal bloom

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Recent samples taken at Loch Ordais, South Bragar on Lewis have indicated the presence of blue-green algae.

Swallowing the water or algal scum can cause stomach upsets or more serious health effects.

Contact with the water or algal scum can cause skin problems in people and animals, so try to avoid contact with the scum and the water close to it.

For further information, contact the environmental health team of Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar on 01851 822694.

As a precautionary measure, warning notices have been posted next to the loch.