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Community / Public meeting to discuss Clickimin Loch concerns

An aerial view of the Clickimin area. Photo: Shetland Flyer Aerial Media

THE GROUP formed to investigate and improve the environmental state of the Clickimin Loch is inviting people to a public meeting in Lerwick later this month.

The Friends of Clickimin Loch group was formed after concerns were raised about the water quality and “dramatic” decline in the number of water fowl using the loch.

There have been several algae blooms in recent years, and anglers have stopped using the loch due to the lack of fish.

An action group was formed a year ago after the council showed little appetite to get involved in investigating what appears to be a complex situation.

The group received funding through Lerwick Community Council and with the help of the Shetland Anglers’ Association it is now keen to report what has been achieved over the last 12 months.

Its chair Arwed Wenger said the team was keen to hear suggestions and ideas from local people, including future developments and activities.

The public meeting will be held on 19 February at 7pm at the St Magnus Church hall, in Lerwick.

Anyone unable to attend the meeting but interested to get involved can get in touch with Arwed via e-mail on clickimin-loch.contact@arwed.net

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