The Fisherrow Waterfront Group, working with officers from East Lothian Council , have submitted an application to SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) to have Fisherrow Sands (the Back Sands) officially designated as a bathing beach. This will mean that the water quality at the beach will be regularly monitored.
To have the beach registered as a Bathing Beach we will need to provide good information about the number of beach users, both in and around the water, throughout the bathing season. This is usually in the form of photographic evidence of people in the water or a survey of user numbers.
Throughout the summer months therefore group members and ELC officers will be taking photos of the Beach in times of heavy use and performing counts of the numbers using facilities in the area.
We are also looking for members of the public to send us photos showing the beach in heavy use – (digital photos need to be time and date stamped for us to be able to use them). If you have any photos you would be willing to share please send them to musselburghLCP@eastlothian.gov.uk