No pollution fears for glen, say experts
ENVIRONMENTAL protection officials have confirmed there are no pollution fears surrounding a lochan at one of Skye’s most famous beauty spots.
Last month, many of the hundreds who visit the Fairy Glen above Uig were left puzzled by the bright orange streaks in the waters of the lochan at the foot of the glen.
Theories on what had caused the discolouration included the possible presence of iron ore or algal bloom. The mysterious streaks vanished when wind blew but were clearly visible when the surface of the loch was still.
The situation was reported by local residents to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
Asked to comment, a SEPA spokesperson said: ‘SEPA and the Highland Council investigated a report of discolouration in the Fairy Glen earlier in July. We are content previous investigations have ruled out any local sources of pollution and are satisfied any changes in water quality are likely to be the result of naturally occurring processes.
‘However, we would advise members of the public to contact us on 0800 807060 to report any potential pollution incidents.’