Chicken farm causes 'disgusting' Edinburgh smell

A "disgusting foul smell" drifting over the north and west of Edinburgh has been traced to a chicken farm.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said the stench was coming from chicken bedding at the Vion farm at Gogarbank.

The agency confirmed it had been receiving complaints from residents in the city since Wednesday.

Sepa said officers were now in discussions with the company to rectify the problem.

One resident said the smell was "very strong".

A Sepa spokeswoman said: "The smell is because the bedding used for the chickens is at the end of its 40 day life cycle and the mild westerly wind is blowing the smell from the farm out over the city.

"Sepa officers are now in discussions with the chicken farm company to rectify the problem and prevent it from reoccurring."

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