Edinburgh water quality: The 7 beaches with the dirtiest water in Edinburgh and the Lothians

High levels of E.coli were found in the waters at some beaches

These are the 7 beaches with the worst water quality in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

While the east coast has some stunning and beautiful beaches, the waters are not as clean as they might appear. Spots like Portobello Beach are popular with swimmers and water sports enthusiasts, however, high levels of the dangerous bacteria E.coli have been found in the bathing waters. Some Edinburgh beaches are so polluted that locals have been warned not to swim.

We looked at data analysing water samples taken from May to September last year, by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. Here are the beaches with the dirtiest water near you.

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