Swans frozen out on Lanark Loch

Lanark Loch'9/1/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison
Lanark Loch'9/1/10'Picture by Lindsay Addison

WALKERS around Lanark Loch in the recent cold weather have been left feeling helpless and distressed by the sight of members of the well-loved colony of swans being literally frozen to death.

Lanark Community Council is now asking questions about exactly who is responsible for rescuing any birds trapped in the ice.

A council spokeswoman indicated that it took no responsibility for breaking the ice on the loch and pointed out the obvious dangers to anyone trying to do so.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust advised anyone seeing a swan frozen into the loch to contact the SSPCA hotline number on 03000 999 999 to have a rescue mounted.

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