Scotland’s bathing waters continue to meet environmental standards

08 June 2021

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Ahead of the new season, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has revealed that 94% of Scotland’s designated bathing waters met strict environmental standards for water quality.

The report highlighted: 

  • 34% of bathing waters in Scotland were rated ‘excellent’ 
  • half as many bathing waters were rated ‘poor’ when compared to 2019 
  • partnership projects are currently underway to maintain progress and further improve bathing waters, including the five rated ‘poor’

The SEPA report coincides with the publication of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) annual bathing water report.

Sources: SEPA, 1 June 2021 and EEA, 2 June 2021