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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed research indicating that water quality indicators at Loch Leven in her constituency has improved hugely over the past 25 years.

Ms Cunningham said:

“This is a really welcome and significant piece of research which tracks the changes in water quality in Loch Leven from the point twenty-five years ago, in June 1992, when Loch Leven was so visibly affected blighted by poisonous, blue-green algal blooms and murky water that it became known locally as ‘Scum Saturday’!

“This is about way more than just about the appearance of the loch - it has been estimated to have cost the local community more than £1million in lost revenue.

“Loch Leven is Scotland’s largest lowland loch with an historic role in Scotland’s story as well as being home to an internationally important population of wildlife, so it was essential that the tide be turned and plans to clean up the loch were put in place.

“As the constituency MSP, I am delighted that the work that has been put in over the past 25 years has paid off.  Loch Leven is now a massive asset to Kinross-shire and the wider area as a tourist attraction and a natural habitat attracting and supporting a diverse range of plants, fish and birds.

“Many congratulations to all those involved in the various organisations that have worked in partnership to bring about this transformation.  I am confident that work will continue to maintain this stunning improvement.”

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, 63 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0PE  •  01738 620540   •   Website designed & hosted by Craig Mackay Design