More Scots waters clean for bathing
The cleanliness of Scotland’s bathing waters has improved in the past year, according to the latest official figures.
Monitoring at 84 designated swimming beaches shows 72 are on track to meet European water quality standards for 201 - five more than in 2016.
The number receiving the highest grading has also jumped significantly, rising by 53 per cent.
Test results suggest 17 more areas will be rated as ‘excellent’ when EU classifications are confirmed next spring.
A total of 62 beaches will be classed as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ and 10 ‘sufficient’ as the new bathing season begins in June.... read more
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