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Another algae alert

THE SECOND algae warning in two days has been issued by Shetland Islands Council after toxic scum was chanced upon by anglers and dog walkers at popular Burga Water, off the Leveneap Road, at Vidlin.

The alert comes a day after the council issued an identical warning when blue green algae was found at Spiggie Loch in the south mainland on Wednesday.

Notices are being put up in local shops and next to the lochs advising people to keep their distance as ingesting the algae can kill animals, including pets, and make people violently ill.

The drinking water supplies in both areas have not been affected by the algae.

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