Ettrick Bay passes water quality standards

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ETTRICK Bay has met mandatory bathing water quality standards for the second year running, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has announced.

Of 20 water quality samples taken at the beach between late May and the middle of September, six met the minimum ‘mandatory’ quality standard set down by the European Union and 14 were within the top quality ‘guideline’ standard.

This is only the fourth time since tests began at Ettrick Bay in 1999 that the bay’s water quality has passed the minimum EU standard.

We’ll have more on this story in the next issue of The Buteman – on sale on September 22.