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Better lifesaving signs needed at Bute beach, says report

Better signage is required at Ettrick Bay to reduce the risk of a life being lost in the area, the Argyll and Bute Beach Forum has been told.

Better signage is required at Ettrick Bay to reduce the risk of a life being lost in the area, the Argyll and Bute Beach Forum has been told.

 

Better signage is needed at Bute’s most popular beach to reduce the risk of a life being lost in the area, according to a new report.

But a review of Ettrick Bay carried out by the RNLI earlier this year has concluded that there is no need for specific safety equipment at the beach.

A detailed report on the signage required for the beach - a popular spot for both visitors and island residents for well over a hundred years - is currently being prepared following the review by Darren Lewis, the RNLI’s senior lifeguard manager for Scotland and the east of England, of all four of Argyll and Bute’s designated bathing waters.

The conclusion that better signs are required at Ettrick Bay is included in the minutes for the most recent meeting of the Argyll and Bute Beach Forum, which was attended by Mr Lewis.

Full risk assessments are being carried out by Mr Lewis this month at each of the four designated Argyll and Bute beaches, the others being at Ganavan, Luss and Machrihanish.

 

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