On the 22 March, South Lanarkshire Council, announced that they are working in collaboration with Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), to begin temporarily lowering the water levels at the loch at James Hamilton Heritage Park in order to control blue green algae.

Reducing the depth of the loch by no more than 600mm will allow work to be carried out to control the blue green algae at the Park.

The lowering of the water will be for only a few weeks and will then be allowed to refill naturally.

It is anticipated there will be no disruption to either wildlife or to water activities.

Members of the public who notice a drop in water level should not be alarmed.