THERE are no immediate plans to upgrade the electronic bathing water signage at Fisherrow.

But the Fisherrow Waterfront Group is urging local people to have their say in the current consultation.

Pauline Crerar, group spokesperson, said: “Everyone who is interested in the proposed design and helping make sure it’s future-proofed can do it via an online survey.”

SEPA offers a range of services to sea bathers, including daily water quality predictions through electronic signs at bathing water sites, via the SEPA website, and the beachline telephone number.

AECOM, on behalf of SEPA, is seeking opinions on functionality, design and bathing waters messaging.

A spokesperson for SEPA said: “SEPA is currently consulting with key partner organisations on the replacement and modernisation of our electronic bathing water signage.

“As part of this engagement, a pilot is in place which will see the six oldest bathing water signs throughout Scotland upgraded next year. This does not include the sign at Fisherrow Sands, which was a relatively recent addition to the network and is currently a former bathing water.

“While there are no immediate plans to replace signage at Fisherrow Sands, we will take into account any change of circumstance in the future.”

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The consultation is set to close at 5pm on Tuesday.

Those with questions about the bathing water signage consultation should email, heading emails ‘Bathing water consultation’.

Further information regarding the bathing water signage programme can be found at