Stay safe around blue-green algae

Please be on the lookout for blooms of potentially hazardous blue-green algae which may have developed in Argyll and Bute’s lochs and rivers during the warm weather.

Where there is evidence of this, it would be sensible to avoid swimming or other water-based activities like canoeing or water skiing. Make sure that pets don’t drink or go into the water.

You can find more information on our website.

If you have any concerns, you can contact our environmental health team (01546 605519 / )or notify SEPA at

There is also a national reporting hub operated by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Bloomin’ Algae is a Citizen Science app for reporting the presence of harmful algal blooms of blue-green algae. You can download it here:

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