Revealed: Our Contaminated Beaches, Scotland

Pristine St Nina’s Tombolo, Scotland. Photo courtesy of ©Norma Longo.


Seventeen of Scotland’s most beautiful and popular beaches have been found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of sewage, as the bathing season comes to an end.

The pollution comes from overflowing sewers and from animal faeces washed off the land by rain. It can cause stomach, skin or ear infections and in extreme cases can be lethal for surfers, bathers and paddlers…

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Hurricane Igor Aftermath Expected to Create Epic Surf Competition in Scotland

Fraserburgh Scotland Surf

The tail-end of a hurricane that has already battered Bermuda is expected to create “epic” conditions this weekend for the first ever north-east stop of a national surf competition.

Igor, the strongest storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season so far, is expected to affect the coast of Fraserburgh this weekend as scores of professional surfers and extreme sports fans descend on the town.

The UK Professional Surf Tour, which visits 10 beaches every summer, will roll into the Broch on Saturday, making it only the second Scottish town the tour has visited in its 12-year history.

Organisers are predicting 10ft waves.

Fraserburgh Beach Scotland
Fraserburgh beach, Scotland

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