Beach bathing given green light

The SNP today welcomed reports today that 95% Scotland’s bathing waters have been given a clean bill of health - including a number of beaches receiving ‘good’ status.

As Scotland enjoys a fine spell of sunny weather with families and individuals taking to the beaches across the country, the European Bathing Water report has found that the quality of coastal and inland swimming waters is improving across the UK, with nearly all of our beaches having achieved ‘mandatory’ status by the end of last season, and nearly half having met the tougher ‘guideline’ standard.

Kevin Stewart, SNP MSP for Aberdeen Central, said:

“This is very welcome news – coming just as summer finally appears to be upon us. 

“Scotland is blessed with countless fabulous beaches – many of them close to my constituency. Balmedie, Cruden Bay and Stonehaven all which gained good or mandatory status.

“The SNP is dedicated to a cleaner and greener Scotland and this is backed-up by our commitment to making Scotland the world leader renewable energy.”

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