Fort top-up tap proving popular with thirsty walkers

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Almost two thirds of people (64 per cent) in the Highlands and Islands are tapping into the trend of carrying a refillable bottle when on the go, according to the latest YouGov research.

The insight into the region’s water drinking habits comes as figures show more people nationally are choosing to go with the flow, with around two thirds (65 per cent) of people in Scotland opting for a refillable bottle.

Scottish Water’s Your Water Your Life campaign aims to encourage people to top up from the tap for the benefit of the planet, their health and their pockets.

A Top up Tap was recently unveiled in Fort William’s Gordon Square, to help keep locals and thirsty West Highland Way walkers refreshed.

With the research showing 87 per cent of people in the Highlands and Islands drink tap water at home, it is hoped even more people will consider making the switch while out and about to help reduce the impact of waste on the environment.