Recent samples taken at Loch Sandabhat in north Lochs have indicated the presence of blue-green algae.
As a precautionary measure, notices have been posted next to the loch, warning that contact with the algal scum should be avoided. Adjoining landowners and fishing interests have been advised of the situation. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are monitoring the situation with assistance from SEPA and Western Isles Health Board.
For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Team at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on 01851 822694.