Marine Conservation Society
Marine and coastal habitats have been damaged or completely destroyed, as the impact of climate change and industrial fishing hits Scotland’s seas.
Scottish Water illegally discharged sewage hundreds of times during dry weather, soiling beauty spots such as West Sands beach at St Andrews.
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches for wild swimming have been polluted with unsafe levels of sewage this summer.
More than half of Scotland’s most popular beaches have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits this summer.
Scottish ministers have been accused of breaking their promise to uphold European environmental rules by “legalising” the dumping of dead fish at sea.
At least 25 beaches across Scotland have been contaminated with sewage in breach of safety limits in June and July.
Scotland has failed to meet a ten-year-old target to prevent damage to precious marine wildlife, according to a leaked Scottish Government report.
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to official monitoring.
Marine conservation areas have failed to protect wildlife from the fishing industry, according to a study by Scottish Government scientists.