Avian Influenza (bird flu)
- Avian flu is a virus that mainly affects birds. Migratory birds, especially water birds, carry different strains of the virus along their migration routes.
- Like many countries across Europe, avian flu is currently affecting birds in coastal areas around Scotland.
- The risk to human health is very low but visitors are advised to not touch or pick up any sick or dead birds and to keep dogs on lead in affected areas.
- For further information and advice visit https://www.nature.scot/doc/avian-influenza-bird-flu