Air in Argyll is officially clean
AIR quality in Argyll and Bute has been found to be of a high standard.
Monitoring by Argyll and Bute Council’s environmental health team has found levels of pollutants well within national guidelines.
Councillor David Kinniburgh said: ‘Air quality standards can impact on health, which is why all Scottish councils have to regularly assess it.
‘Eight pollutants are tested for and I’m delighted we were well within the levels set down by the government for every one of them.’
Some of the pollutants are mainly from vehicle emissions. Testing for these is done at 10 different sites across Argyll and Bute and all show a steady or falling trend.