Whilst this is good news, caution needs to be observed as the excellent work SEPA is doing monitoring waste water is registering a ‘positive’ record for Orkney.
“SEPA has a pivotal role in helping Scotland prepare more powerfully for future increased flooding and this consultation is an important opportunity for people across Scotland to have their say on how flood risk is managed in the future.”
“More heavy rainfall is likely to come this afternoon and into Thursday. “
“A mix of heavy rain and thundery showers are expected across much of the country from Tuesday to Thursday, with the worst affected areas likely to be Easter Ross and the Great Glen, Findhorn, Moray, Nairn and Speyside, Tayside, Central, Edinburgh and Lothians and West Central Scotland.”
“We do have bookings for further cruise ship calls into the county during August, September and October – however, we cannot confirm at this time, how many of those will go ahead.” Jim Buck
With the easing of tourist restrictions, many areas are at their busiest, with the impact of the current warm, dry weather adding to pressures.
Sampling of the waste water adds to the data the testing and contact tracing is telling us about the incidence of the virus locally.
Northwest Scotland, Clyde, Ayrshire, Orkney and the Western Isles are moving to Alert level. Most of the rest of the country is moving to the Early Warning tier, with Irvine and Ayr raised to Moderate Scarcity level.
It is seeking applications for two new members. The new members would join SEPA’s board in January 2022.
The official bathing water season in Scotland started on 1st June and lasts to 15 September.