Yes, and Skye.Bass can and are caught at Dunnet Bay - not far from John O Groats/Thurso right up in the North of Scotland.
Just go to the FAO link I posted and check the distribution, iirc they extend down the north african coast.Does anyone know how far south bass travels to..i mean down the Atlantic. I know its popular in Portugal, but what about west Africa? Western Cape surely is cold enough for bass
Any beach along the north coast will have bass around, nothing to do with hot water outfalls. They have been taken in Orkney too.