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Andrew's Munro Challenge Mission is First Off the Blocks

Climber Andrew Steel is first to sign up for annual Munro Challenge to raise funds for WaterAid

22 February 2024


Andrew's Munro Challenge Mission is First Off the Blocks

Climber Andrew Steel is first to sign up for annual Munro Challenge to raise funds for WaterAid

22 February 2024

Tide has Turned on Greenock A8 Floods

Our £2.5million project to tackle frequent flooding on the A8 trunk road through Inverclyde has been completed

20 February 2024

King's Ransom for King's Inch as Multi Million Pound Sewer Upgrade Begins

The first phase of a more-than £10 million investment to upgrade the main sewer running between Renfrew and the Shieldhall waste water treatment works is about to get underway

29 January 2024

South Ayrshire swim teacher inspires next wave

A young woman with Down Syndrome from South Ayrshire has been praised for her passion in creating the next generation of safe and competent swimmers in Scotland

23 January 2024

Four Decades of Keeping Water Flowing to Highland Homes

Inverness water operative Lenny Hunter is retiring after almost four decades of keeping water flowing to Highland homes

23 January 2024

Huge Thanks to Customers Following Greenock Burst

With all supplies back to normal, Scottish Water bosses are offering their sincere thanks to thousands of customers whose normal supplies were affected by a burst water main in Greenock 

12 January 2024

More Investment Vital to Tackle Climate Change Impact

Latest performance report highlights need to address climate impact on water and waste water services

15 December 2023

Wrap Your Tap - 'Woolly' but clear message from Scottish Water

Portobello’s Scottish Water Top Up Tap has officially been yarn bombed

07 December 2023

Flood Scheme Accelerates New Greenock Sewer Project

Scottish Water’s £2.5million project to alleviate flooding on the A8 East Hamilton Street in Greenock is to facilitate delivery of a second project to benefit Inverclyde.

01 December 2023

Second Sewer Project Complete in Stonehouse Ahead of Schedule

Our one million pounds investment project to help prevent sewer flooding in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire has been completed well ahead of schedule.

23 November 2023

Overland Sewer Serves Its Purpose

A huge overland pipeline has been dismantled and removed following the completion of a multi-million-pound upgrade of the local sewer network serving an Ayrshire beauty spot.

22 November 2023

Industrial Action Response

Scottish Water response to impending strike action by union members

10 November 2023

Battling Babet

Going above and beyond to keep customers taps flowing during Storm Babet

25 October 2023

Update Following Second Day of ACAS Talks with Unions

Our statement after today's ACAS talks with unions

23 October 2023

Tunnelling Machine Named By Glasgow Pupil

A Glasgow schoolgirl has won a competition to name a tunnel boring machine as part of Scottish Water’s multi-million-pound Glasgow Resilience Project.

13 October 2023

Renfrew Sewer Upgrade Extended in Multi-Million-Pound Investment

We are extending work to upgrade an important strategic rising sewer main to protect prized local allotments following a spate of bursts

06 October 2023

Fife Leisure Trust Crowned at National Awards

Learn to Swim provider commended at aquatic celebrations

27 September 2023

Bridge of Weir Open for Business as Sewer Upgrade Ramps Up

Bridge of Weir remains open for business as a our million pound project to tackle sewer flooding in Bridge of Weir enters a key phase.

26 September 2023

Major Investment to Tackle Sewer Bursts

We are looking to invest around £3million in the first phase of a major upgrade to an important sewer main serving customers in Renfrew and Glasgow

13 September 2023

BLOG: Holly McPhee talks Net Zero milestones in Scottish Water Fleet on World EV Day

Scottish Water's electric fleet has hit a major milestone in Net Zero ambitions, says project manager Holly McPhee

07 September 2023

Scottish Water Partners Groundbreaking Kidney Support Project

We are taking part in a ground-breaking partnership with the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, Kidney Care UK.

06 September 2023

Road Closure Needed to Deliver Bridge of Weir Flood Relief

Main Street in Bridge of Weir is to be closed to all traffic for approximately two months to allow delivery of Scottish Water’s £1million project to alleviate sewer flooding in the village

01 September 2023

Hi-Tech Tunnelling Machine Helps Improve Service for One Million People

A state-of-the-art machine has completed tunnelling beneath a busy motorway and railway line as part of a major project to benefit a million customers.

29 August 2023

Saltcoats Sewer Relined and Ready for Work

A key stretch of sewer network in Ayrshire has been successfully relined as part of a multi-million-pound Scottish Water project to protect the local environment.

17 August 2023

E-Van Hits the Road in Net Zero Challenge

Scottish Water team hits the road for epic road rally to celebrate electric vehicles

11 August 2023

Team Leader Gives Crime Drama the Scottish Water Treatment

A Scottish Water employee bagged himself a starring role in TV tec drama Annika during an episode filmed at Glasgow’s Sheildhall Waste Water Treatment Works.

09 August 2023

First Phase of Million Pound Flooding Project Complete

We have completed the first phase of a project that will alleviate the majority of sewer flooding issues on a street in Stewarton, East Ayrshire.

21 July 2023

Lifesize whale sculpture gifted to Orkney community to commemorate marine wildlife tragedy

A lifesize whale sculpture commemorating a marine wildlife tragedy has been installed at a coastal site in Orkney, previously used by Scottish Water to dry and store sludge from the production of drinking water

22 June 2023

Save Water Call - And Let Lawns Go Brown - To Maintain Normal Public Supply

We are repeating our call for customers to use water as efficiently as possible in homes and gardens and help us protect resources and maintain normal supplies across the country

14 June 2023

New Scottish Water Chief Executive takes up role

The new Chief Executive of Scotland’s public water and waste water organisation has stepped into the role

01 June 2023

May Day Date for Vital A8 Works

We are reminding road users of vital enabling works on the A8 in Greenock as part of our £2.5million flood alleviation project

28 April 2023

Special Lesson for Budding Engineers at Bearsden Primary School

Youngsters at Bearsden Primary got a surprise visit from our team who repaired a major burst on their doorstep.

07 April 2023

Scottish Water Top Up Tap at Heart of Helensburgh

We have officially launched our latest Top Up Tap so locals and visitors to Helensburgh can stay hydrated while enjoying spectacular views of the River Clyde.

28 March 2023

Home Straight for Sewer Flooding Project

Our multi-million pound project to tackle sewer flooding in Giffnock, Glasgow is on the home straight with all major construction components close to completion.

16 March 2023

Scottish Water Launches Biggest Ever Apprenticeships Drive

Scottish Water is starting a major recruitment campaign to hire 60 apprentices across the country

28 February 2023

First Phase of Multi-Million Pounds Water Investment

We are set to begin the first phase of a £26million project to improve the water supply to tens of thousands of customers in the south-east of Glasgow.

22 February 2023

Swim superstar makes a splash in West Lothian

Athlete dives in to celebrate provider’s commitment to learning to swim

09 February 2023

New Ranger Service at Scottish Water Reservoirs

A new team of reservoir rangers has been formed by Scottish Water to help visitors enjoy the great outdoors at some of the country’s most popular locations.

07 February 2023

Traffic Restrictions Ease as Repairs to Burst Pipe Complete

Now we have completed repairs to a major burst on a water main on Auchenhowie Road, Milngavie, traffic restrictions are easing

26 January 2023

Scale of Sewer Flooding Project Revealed

Scottish Water’s multi-million pounds project to tackle sewer flooding in Giffnock, Glasgow is approaching a key milestone.

23 January 2023

Swim Teachers Praised for Unwavering Efforts

Teachers playing a vital role to create Scotland's "Generation Swim" are being celebrated across the country as part of a national recruitment drive.


19 January 2023

BLOG: Quest for Water Taps into a Thirst for Hydro Knowledge and Innovation - Fiona Millar

Hydro Nation Chair, Fiona Miller, reflects 1 year on from being appointed as Programme Manager.

11 January 2023

Young Scottish Water Engineer first to win prestigious new award

Flora has been awarded at the 2022 Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management Awards

28 December 2022

The Pupils Setting Sail to Attend Swimming Lessons

Committed youngsters from a remote Orkney island have been praised for their passion and enthusiasm for swimming - despite requiring a ferry and two buses simply to get to lessons. 

28 December 2022

Scottish Water Response to Thaw and Rise in Burst Pipes

Our teams have spent the weekend responding to a surge of burst pipes and leaks as the subzero freeze turns into a rapid thaw

18 December 2022

BLOG: World Toilet Day - Elizabeth McKernan

This World Toilet Day 2022 Elizabeth highlights the need for decent toilets and good hygiene to be at the heart of healthcare

18 November 2022

Leadership Transition in 2023 as New Scottish Water Chief Executive Appointed

A new Chief Executive has been appointed to lead Scottish Water

19 October 2022

John bids fond farewell to water industry after 47 years

Scottish Water engineer John Macleod has called time on almost five decades in the water industry

04 October 2022

West Lothian Leisure Recognised at National Awards

A LEISURE Trust’s efforts to increase the number of children learning to swim in West Lothian and commitment to delivering a quality learn to swim environment has been celebrated at a national award ceremony, attended by some of Scotland’s all-time swimming greats. 

03 October 2022

End in Sight for Dunblane Sewer Flooding Project

Finishing touches are being made to Scottish Water’s £3million investment to tackle sewer flooding in Dunblane near Stirling.

28 September 2022

West Linton local retires after 45 years at Scottish Water

Tom Davidson, from West Linton is celebrating his retirement after 45 years of service at Scottish Water

28 September 2022

Supporting National Inclusion Week with Recite Me

This week marks National Inclusion Week, an important date in all our calendars where we raise awareness and open up the conversation about inclusion to ensure accessibility for all.

26 September 2022

Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Scott Marks Learn to Swim Success in Orkney

Young swimmers in Orkney welcome six-time Olympic medallist and Commonwealth champion Duncan Scott as he 'dives in' to their swimming lessons

06 September 2022

Learn To Swim Ambassadors Inspire Next Wave

Triumphant swimmers hope recent achievements will inspire the next generation of swimmers.

31 August 2022

Listening to our Customers to Help Deliver Water Services of the Future

We are inviting people to come to our Annual Consultative Meeting (ACM) in Edinburgh later this month to learn how we maintain over 63,000 miles of water and sewer pipes.

22 August 2022

An Open Letter to Scotland’s Young People

We wanted to write to you in our role as Scotland’s business leaders and on behalf of our networks of thousands of Scottish employers to reassure you of our commitment and support no matter what path you follow.

09 August 2022

£11.5 million Project Close to Completion

Our £11.5million project to help reduce sewer flooding in Craigneuk, North Lanarkshire is all but complete.

04 August 2022

Stay Hydrated as Temperatures Rise

People across Scotland are being reminded of the importance of keeping topped up with water during rising summer temperatures

18 July 2022

South Lanarkshire Sewer Flooding Project Reaches New Stage

A £2.5 million project to help reduce sewer flooding in Stonehouse village has reached a new milestone as excavation works begin in the grounds of the local primary school. 

08 July 2022

Road Traffic Management Date Change to Enable Major Giffnock Investment

We're advising road users of a change of date for a proposed road closure ahead of work to tackle sewer flooding in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire


23 June 2022

New Chair Wants an Apprenticeship Available for 'Every Young Person in Scotland’

Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s Chief Operating Officer, takes on the role of Chair of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board’s (SAAB) Group Board.

20 June 2022

Scottish Water Joins Calls to Prevent Wildfire Damage

Scottish Water has joined calls to raise awareness of wildfire risks to prevent damage and help protect the environment and water supplies.

17 June 2022

Passengers Encouraged to Top Up from The Station Tap on World Refill Day

Passengers travelling through two of Scotland’s busiest railway stations are being encouraged to top up with Scottish tap water as part of a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution.

16 June 2022

Mollie’s Canine Climbing Buddy Makes Munro Debut

Record-breaking Everest climber and Antarctic explorer Mollie Hughes is to be joined by a new canine mountain companion as she takes on the Scottish Water Munro Challenge this Saturday.

31 May 2022

New Era for Two Highland Waste Water Treatment Works

Two Waste Water Treatment Works in the Highlands are coming into Scottish Water's ownership after being built and operated via a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) since 1996

27 May 2022

BLOG: The Value of Water - Brian McCarthy

Brian talks about the need to value what we have and ensure it’s available to everyone in abundance both now and in the future, without destroying the environment from where it originates and cycles.

26 May 2022

Sewer Upgrade Opportunity for Emergency Services

Emergency services given rare opportunity for a live rescue exercise on a Scottish Water construction site

27 April 2022

Wildlife Reserve Sewer Choke Hard to Swallow

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is backing our Nature Calls campaign asking Scots to bin wipes, after chokes caused sewage spills at a popular North Lanarkshire wildlife reserve.

19 April 2022

Elaine Noble retires after 42 years at Scottish Water

Elaine Noble, Public Heath Team Manager, is hanging up her lab coat and hi-vis after 42 years service with Scottish Water

19 April 2022

Kieran Morgan retires after nearly four decades of service at Scottish Water

Kieran Morgan, from Saline, Fife, is celebrating his retirement after nearly four decades of service at Scottish Water

15 April 2022

Cabinet Secretary Visits Scottish Water Control Centre

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport visited the high-tech hub which watches over the country’s vast water and waste water networks.

31 March 2022

West Linton local retires after over 40 years of Service

West Linton local retires after over 40 years of following in his father’s footsteps

30 March 2022

Shetland Stalwart Bobby Retires After 40 Years

Bobby Fullerton, a stalwart of the Scottish Water team in Shetland, is retiring after more than 40 years of public service

28 March 2022

Learn to Swim Programme Extension Make Waves for Next Generation

Thousands of Scottish youngsters are to be given the chance to learn to swim

03 March 2022

Fast Acting Scottish Water Staff Come to Aid of Highland Couple

The quick reaction of two Scottish Water operatives when a man collapsed in Alness has seen them praised as “lifesavers”

24 February 2022

Heroic Friday for Scottish Water Engineer

A Scottish Water employee stepped into the role of good Samaritan on his way to work after coming across a car crash in wintry conditions

11 February 2022

Graduates and Apprentices to Help Scotland's Drinking and Waste Water Services Go Greener

More than 1,000 graduates and apprentices will help transform Scotland’s drinking and waste water services making them greener and fit for future generations

08 February 2022

Green Graduate Case Studies

Case studies from some of our graduates who are helping transform our services making them greener and fit for future generations

08 February 2022

Local Heroes save whelk picker in Pennan

Two Scottish Water employees have proved themselves to be Local Heroes after raising the alarm for a whelk picker in danger of getting caught by the tide at Pennan. 

24 January 2022

Scottish Water Plans Leadership Transition

Douglas Millican is to step down as Scottish Water’s Chief Executive next year, after 10 years in the role and 20 years on its board and executive leadership team

24 January 2022

Extreme Weather Led to ‘Extraordinary’ Period for Scottish Water, New Report Reveals

Extreme weather conditions led to one of the “most challenging and extraordinary periods” for Scotland’s water and wastewater provider.

20 January 2022

Strathaven’s Kenny celebrates retirement after four decades at Scottish Water

Senior project manager and Strathaven local, Kenny Naylor, is celebrating his retirement from Scottish Water after 40 years

13 January 2022

Arwen Stories: Battling the Elements to Protect the Environment

Ruairidh Steele and Adam Martin from our waste water operations team in the north-east reflect on their experience in the aftermath of Storm Arwen

24 December 2021

Arwen Stories: Caring for our Customers When it Matters Most

Turriff treatment operator Joanne Smith shares her experience of Storm Arwen

21 December 2021

International Mountain Day call for Munro baggers to help WaterAid bring clean water to communities in Malawi

Scotland’s highest mountains will help provide clean water to communities in Malawi in a major new WaterAid fundraising effort.

11 December 2021

Outstanding Student Award for Modern Apprentice Craig

Modern apprentice Craig Gunn has won a top college award for his HNC performance in recognition of his dedication to the course

07 December 2021

Martin Marks 40 Years of Keeping Taps on Across North-East

Customer service team leader Martin Dunbar is marking 40 years of helping to keep customers' taps flowing across the north-east

25 November 2021

Black History Month – Joint Statement of Support

Scottish Water and Joint Trade Unions have published a statement of support recognising Black History Month taking place during October 2021.

18 October 2021

Marathon Cycle for Suicide Awareness

A Scottish Water drainage engineer has told how the support and generosity of total strangers drove him on to complete a gruelling journey of more than 900 miles to raise awareness of suicide

18 October 2021