Biotoxins affecting bivalve shellfish in coastal waters in the West of the Isle of Skye

Map of the affected area, West Skye
Map of the affected area, West Skye

Highland Council's Environmental Health team have identified raised levels of naturally occurring bivalve shellfish biotoxins following routine monitoring at Loch Eishort.

Eating bivalve shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from the areas of Loch Eishort and Loch Slapin may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these biotoxins.

As a sensible precaution, people should avoid eating bivalve shellfish from this area until further notice.  It is important to note that cooking does not remove risks from consumption. Commercial shellfish harvesters in the area have been contacted by the Council.

For further information, please refer to Food Standards Scotland shellfish website:

15 Sep 2023