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Monitoring work undertaken on behalf of Food Standards Scotland has identified raised levels of shellfish toxins in Broad Bay, Isle of Lewis.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar say that eating shellfish such as mussels, cockles, or razor fish from this area may pose a risk to human health.

Commercial shellfish harvesters in these areas have been contacted by the Comhairle and steps have been taken to postpone harvesting until algae levels subside.

"It is a sensible precaution to avoid eating shellfish from the loch until further notice."