SHETLAND Islands Council issued their fourth warning this summer about toxic blue green algae in local lochs on Thursday.
The latest warning comes at Loch of Clumlie in the south mainland north of Boddam where algal scum has been reported by environment watchdog SEPA.
It comes a week after a dog died after paddling in algae-filled water at Loch of Clousta on Shetland’s west side.
There are also outstanding warnings at Spiggiue Loch in the south mainland and Loch of Cliff in Unst.
The SIC said notices were being put up, local landowners and NHS Shetland are being advised and at this stage public water supplies are not affected.
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