Increase in excellence ratings for Scottish bathing waters ahead of 2019 season

04 June 2019

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Of the 86 designated Scottish bathing waters, 32% have been rated excellent, 41% good and 15% sufficient. This amounts to 88% of Scottish bathing waters having met environmental quality standards. SEPA’s locations page lists the 2019 status of all designated bathing waters in Scotland.

Beach users will have access to real-time water quality forecasts, and live information on any pollution incidents.  This is achieved through water sampling combined with weather data to provide daily bathing water forecasts. The forecasts are available by 10am every morning by checking SEPA’s website, calling SEPA’s Beachline on 08452 30 30 98 or via live electronic signage at 31 designated beach locations.

Source: SEPA, 31 May 2019