Near Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis

On the 22nd August 2023 a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza  H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis. A 3 km Protection Zone and 10 km Surveillance Zone) were declared to stop the spread of disease. This new case comes on the back of heavy losses in wild birds in Scotland and around the country to avian influenza. Coastal poultry farmers should be particularly vigilant and ensure iron tight biosecurity is in place.