Save Dounie – The Swim!

On Sunday 12th February 2017 a large group of hardy wild swimmers swam in Dounie bay, with the water temperature at close to its lowest point of the year, to show that, as well as wild animals, many people also depend on the waters of the Sound of Jura being clean and healthy.

Other wild swimmers using the bay include otters, seals and the wild sea trout and salmon that breed in the nearby River Add, one of the few rivers with a healthy population of these fish for miles around. They would be threatened by sea lice from the farmed fish in pens at Dounie, which is on the migration route of wild salmon and much used by resident sea trout.

3 thoughts on “Save Dounie – The Swim!

  1. It was a fantastic swim in one of the best locations in the Sound of Jura. Thanks for making that fire to warm us up afterwards David!

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