Bacteria Water

The National

According to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, routine water testing at Heads of Ayr has revealed a “high bacteria result”.

SEPA has updated the electronic signage to warn the public to stay out of the water.

A spokesperson stated: “We are temporarily advising that bathing and paddling is not recommended while we investigate due to potential health risks.

“Signs indicating this are being displayed.”

“SEPA is working closely with South Ayrshire Council and we will continue our joint monitoring of the situation.

“Our officers attended the event and are investigating what caused this high result. If necessary, we will look into any mitigation measures.

“Further samples of water will be taken to determine any ongoing impact.”

The electronic sign in Heads of Ayr, Scotland has been updated to warn against swimming and paddling.

This will continue until the water returns to a satisfactory standard.