The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and NatureScot have raised concerns after confirming cases of avian flu among seabirds at various locations across the country. The outbreak has put authorities on high alert as the number of deceased seabirds continues to rise along Scotland’s coastal areas.
NTS reported two confirmed cases of avian flu among kittiwakes at its St Abb’s Head site in the Scottish Borders. NatureScot also confirmed cases at its Forvie reserve in Aberdeenshire and on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth. The situation has prompted NatureScot’s avian flu task force to be on high alert due to the increasing number of dead seabirds discovered in coastal regions.