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Blue green algae found in Clickimin Loch

BLUE green algae has been found again in the Clickimin Loch in Lerwick.

Signs have now been erected around the loch and adjoining landowners and land users have been advised of the situation, as have NHS Shetland, Shetland Recreational Trust, the Anderson High School and Shetland Angling Association.

The algae can sometimes cause skin rashes, eye irritations, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and pains in muscles and joints, while it is known to have killed livestock and dogs.