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Relocation, Relocation: New Pad for Achiltibuie Pine Marten

Scottish Water has provided a swish new pad for a pine marten who took a shine to one of the utility company’s operational buildings near Achiltibuie

15 May 2024


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Relocation, Relocation: New Pad for Achiltibuie Pine Marten

Scottish Water has provided a swish new pad for a pine marten who took a shine to one of the utility company’s operational buildings near Achiltibuie

15 May 2024

Multi-Million Investment to Support New Housing in North Glasgow

We are investing £2million to upgrade the water supply network in Springburn and Robroyston.


14 May 2024

Kingussie Top Up Tap brings hydration to Gynack Gardens

Residents and visitors in Kingussie are being encouraged to carry a refillable water bottle and top up from a new Scottish Water refill point which has sprung up at the top of the revamped Gynack Gardens.

14 May 2024

Appeal for Pollution Vigilance in Donside

Scottish Water is appealing to communities in Donside to be alert to any potential unauthorised use of the public sewer network by tankers

13 May 2024

Early Signs Prestwick Pilot Set To Be Stunning Success

An innovative flooding pilot project to offer free water butts and planters to a neighbourhood in Prestwick has seen more than half of residents keen to sign up to the scheme

07 May 2024

Walk this Way to Scottish Water’s new Top-Up Tap in Ballater

Scottish Water has teamed up with the Ballater Walking Festival to launch its 116th Top-Up Tap.

03 May 2024

Pilot launches in Craigleith to reduce flooding

Scottish Water is launching an exciting pilot initiative to help reduce the risk of flooding in Craigleith.

03 May 2024

Hi-Tech Transformation for Glasgow Victorian Waste Water Pumping Station

One of the most important waste water facilities in Scotland has undergone a technological transformation 120 years after it was opened.

02 May 2024

Scottish Water Powers Ahead with Switch to Electric Vehicles in Orkney

Scottish Water is powering ahead in its efforts to reach net zero emissions after its water treatment team in Orkney made the switch to electric vehicles (EVs)

01 May 2024

One Million Plastic Bottles Saved as Glasgow Embraces Topping Up from the Tap

Glasgow’s growing network of water refill taps has now saved the equivalent of more than one million single-use plastic bottles, since Scottish Water installed the city’s first Top Up Tap in 2018. 

30 April 2024

Scottish Water Welcomes UK Plastic Wet Wipe Ban

We've led the way against wet wipes containing plastic as the UK Government announces a ban

22 April 2024

Skelmorlie Water Main Upgrade to Start

We are set to begin work on a £2million upgrade to our water main network supplying customers in North Ayrshire.

22 April 2024

Dog Detectives on the Scent of Leakage in Borders and East Lothian

We're deploying a crack team of specially trained dogs to help locate hidden leaks on our network in rural areas

17 April 2024

Follow-up water pipe event for Ross-shire residents

Scottish Water is offering Ross-shire residents a further opportunity to discuss a proposal for a new pipe to supply water to a hydrogen production plant next to Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm, west of Edderton, at a drop-in consultation event. 

09 April 2024

Tom’s Munro Challenge Memories Inspire Generation 2024 to Support WaterAid

WaterAid Munro Challenge founder Tom Millar looks back on three decades as we gear up for this year's event.

08 April 2024

Free Planters and Water Butts for Prestwick Neighbourhood to Reduce Flood Risk

We've launched a pilot project offering 250 homeowners free water butts and planters to help reduce the risk of flooding for their neighbours downstream

05 April 2024

High-Tech UK-First to Solve Historic Sewer Problem

Scottish Water has turned to ultra high-pressure robotics in a UK-first to remove decades of industrial deposits blocking a strategic sewer in South Lanarkshire

03 April 2024

Combined Sewer Overflow Data Update

Annual data on overflows from the public waste water system have been published to meet our regulatory requirements and our commitment in the Improving Urban Waters Routemap

27 March 2024

New gardens set to ‘rain-in’ flooding risk at Scottish Water’s Invergowrie office

A PILOT project to rainproof Scottish Water’s Invergowrie office has been completed as the publicly-owned water company looks to reduce the risk of flooding, and inspire others to follow suit.

07 March 2024

Scottish Water Turns to Nature to Create Rainproof Communities

We are harnessing nature to help reduce flooding in communities during extreme rainfall caused by climate change

05 March 2024

Rain Gardens for Wellhouse

Residents of a Glasgow neighbourhood are being asked for their views on a scheme to help manage surface rainwater and improve the environment

01 March 2024

Adapting Scotland’s Water and Waste Water Services to Climate Change

Our plan sets out what we must do and how we need to work with others to ensure our services against the impact of climate change

29 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

New Fife woodland boosts biodiversity and captures carbon

Scottish Water is creating a new woodland in the Lomond Hills, close to its Lomond Hills reservoir complex in Fife

14 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

£9 million Highlands and Islands investment projects under way

Our 2024 multi-million investment programme kicks off across the Highlands and Islands this month, with three new projects getting under way in Newtonmore, Benbecula and Shetland.

16 January 2024

Scottish Water calls for a no wet wipes New Year

Scottish Water is encouraging householders in West Lothian to make banning wet wipes their New Year's resolution for 2024

27 December 2023

Improving Urban Water Quality "on track"

Latest report on improving urban water quality shows delivery “on track” and new data is published

21 December 2023

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

Teamwork to the Fore in Carnoustie Storm Response

Close collaboration with specialist supply chain partners and support from local stakeholders enabled major storm damage to a strategic sewer pipeline on the Angus coast to be repaired in under 10 days

12 December 2023

Environmental Approach to Reducing Sewer and Surface Water Flooding

We are using the natural environment to help reduce the risk of flooding affecting residential streets in the Milton area of Glasgow.

11 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

Scottish Water Top Up Tap set to make a splash in Anstruther

Residents and visitors in Anstruther can now enjoy fresh, free drinking water on the go thanks to a new Top Up Tap installed by Scottish Water.

17 November 2023

Pioneering peatland project progresses

Two years after launching a peatland restoration project in the Outer Hebrides, we return to check on its progress.

14 November 2023

Residents Urged to Bin Wipes to 'Keep Helensburgh Heavenly'

We have joined forces with local campaign group Plastic Free Helensburgh to urge residents to help wipe out chokes following a big spike in sewer blockages in the town 

07 November 2023

Scottish Water Teams Out in Force to Protect Customers

Our teams were out across Scotland protecting vital infrastructure during weekend deluge

09 October 2023

MSP sees progress of low-carbon 'super sewer' investment for Perth

Local MSP John Swinney has visited the site of the major drainage upgrade being delivered by Scottish Water in central Perth to support the city’s growth and reduce the risk of sewer flooding.

06 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

Scottish Water continues to invest in improving urban waters in Edinburgh

Major works to upgrade the sewer network around the Water of Leith will start in 2024

04 October 2023

Nature Calls Campaign Urges People to Prevent Sewer Blockages

We are urging customers across Scotland to help prevent sewer blockages by binning wipes

02 October 2023

Peebles Pupils Pioneer Mission to Protect Scotland's Water

First lesson of new Generation H₂O youth engagement programme takes place at Priorsford Primary.

29 September 2023

Lowering emissions as water services flow to net zero future

A new report published in Climate Week has highlighted the progress towards net zero water and waste water services.

27 September 2023

Nature Calls the 'Shotts' in North Lanarkshire

We are urging residents in Shotts, North Lanarkshire to help wipe out chokes following a big spike in sewer blockages in the town

15 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

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

Solar Powering Oban

Our latest solar power scheme is helping to protect the coastal community of Oban from the effects of climate change

22 August 2023

Priorsford Primary School Pupils joined by Cabinet Secretary to bury time capsule at new Water Treatment Works in Peebles

Local school children have buried a time capsule to mark the official opening of the innovative, new £30million Bonnycraig Water Treatment works in Peebles, Scottish Borders. 

18 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

Going Green in West Dunbartonshire

A water treatment facility in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire has recently joined a long list of Scottish Water sites powered by green energy in a bid to tackle climate change

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

Giant Storm Tank Completed Protecting Lanark From Flooding

We have completed a £2.5million project to help drain the rain and protect the centre of Lanark from internal and external sewer flooding during extreme weather events

02 August 2023

Improving Pathways at Milngavie Reservoirs

The next phase of our multi-million-pounds investment project at Milngavie Reservoirs in East Dunbartonshire gets under way on Monday 14 August, 2023 and will focus on upgrading the paths around the historic beauty spot


31 July 2023

Data Drives Waste Water Site Improvements

An enhanced focus on data is giving Scotland’s most experienced waste water site operators a new insight into running critical infrastructure.

25 July 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

Kelpies give 100th water tap legendary status

Scotland’s 100th Top Up Tap has been unveiled in the shadow of the landmark country’s best-known water sprits the Kelpies

15 July 2023

Second Stonehouse Upgrade to Tackle Sewer Flooding

We are investing a million pounds into a second major project to help prevent sewer flooding in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire.

11 July 2023

BLOG: Scotland’s weather and our water

Brian talks about the weather and the way we use water in Scotland

07 July 2023

Warm Weather Water Demand Challenge Remains

A lack of sustained rainfall combined with high customer demand continues to present challenges to maintaining customer supplies – and could do so for weeks to come

23 June 2023

Multi Million Pound Upgrade at Stewarton WWTW Complete

A £4.7m investment project at the waste water treatment works (WWTW) serving Stewarton has been successfully completed

21 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

Deputy First Minister Unveils New Green Heating in Dalmarnock

The Deputy First Minister has switched on an innovative new District Heating Network in the east end of Glasgow

01 June 2023

Harnessing Hydropower at Hamilton Waste Water Treatment Works a First

The first of its kind in the UK, a pioneering project will see Scottish Water harness hydropower from waste water

26 May 2023

Draining the rain in a changing climate

Every day we treat over 1billion litres of waste water from homes and businesses and return it safely to the environment

18 May 2023

Underground overground sewer flood free

We are investing over £4million to upgrade an important sewer main serving an Ayrshire beauty spot

17 May 2023

North East solar projects shine a light on net zero commitment

Two solar energy schemes have been completed in the North East by Scottish Water.

10 May 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

Solar Giant Switched on in East Dunbartonshire

A solar scheme of seismic proportions is now live at our most energy intensive site

26 April 2023

Scottish Water celebrates UK plastic wipes ban

Scottish Water is today welcoming a major win for our Nature Calls campaign

04 April 2023

Updated Overflow Data Published

Scottish Water data relating to waste water overflow events for the five year period of 2018-2022 has been published

30 March 2023

Reservoir Rangers Welcome Visitors

New reservoir rangers team talk about life on patrol and welcoming visitors with advice in stunning new film

30 March 2023

May Day Date for Delayed Vital Flood Alleviation Works

Our delayed works on the A8 in Greenock as part of a £2.5million flood alleviation project have now been rescheduled.

30 March 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

Scottish Water Among Country’s Biggest Businesses to Help Launch Carbon Reducing Hub 

Scottish Water is among a group of businesses from across Scotland to join forces to launch a new climate action initiative to accelerate the transition to a net zero future

27 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

Greater Green Goals for South Lanarkshire Facility

A Scottish Water facility in South Lanarkshire has doubled its green energy production with an extension of its original carbon reducing scheme

13 March 2023

Reservoir Revamp Gets Friends' Approval

We recently launched a hat-trick of key achievements at Milngavie Reservoirs, all with a little help from our friends

01 March 2023

Project completion at Forfar Loch Country Park

Essential works have been completed on the sewer network within popular Angus country park

23 February 2023

A8 Greenock Traffic Management Delayed

Our planned works as part of a £2.5million flood investigation project on the A8 in Greenock have been delayed.

22 February 2023

Dirty Dam Dredged to Clean Nearly 200 Years' Worth of Silt

We will be carrying out an unusual project on an historic piece of Victorian engineering at its flagship Milngavie reservoir complex.


20 February 2023

Traffic Restrictions Over as Ayr Harbour Sewer Repair Completed

We have completed a complex emergency repair on a damaged sewer in Ayr Harbour more than a week ahead of schedule.

14 February 2023

Traffic Restrictions on A8 Greenock for Two Weeks

Road users in Greenock are being advised of road traffic management to allow VITAL works as part of a £2.5million flood alleviation project.

13 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

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

Self Generating Skellyton Now Online

A Scottish Water treatment works in South Lanarkshire is partially powering itself thanks to green energy.

20 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

New year, new water works. Taps are turned on at new £30 million Peebles water treatment works

A new water treatment works supplying up to 4 million litres of fresh, clear drinking water each day to Peebles, Eddleston, Eshiels and Lyne Station has been switched on.

09 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

Multi-million Pounds Investment for Greenock Flood Prevention

Scottish Water is to begin work on a £2.5million project to help tackle frequent flooding on the A8 trunk road through Greenock.

23 December 2022

Ongoing Investment Vital to Ensure Scotland's Water and Waste Water Services Fit for Future, New Report Highlights

Scottish Water is responding to the growing expectation to do more to protect the environment and make its assets more resilient to climate change, a new report has revealed.

16 December 2022

Improving Urban Waters Remains on Track as Planned Update Published

Scottish Water’s plan to further improve the quality of the country’s urban waterways has been updated a year on from its publication

14 December 2022

Protect Property and Pipes This Winter

Take action to ensure your property and water pipes are protected from very cold weather

05 December 2022

Staff battle flooding to safeguard water supply

Employees speak about their battle to safeguard the water supply to homes and businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

02 December 2022

90th Birthday Surprise for Retired Civil Engineer

Retired engineer was given exclusive access to view a Scottish Water reservoir, 50 years on from helping to design the site

24 November 2022

Scottish Water Cuts Carbon From Concrete

Scottish Water is cutting carbon emissions from construction using new concrete technology

17 November 2022

Highest Ever Number of ‘Excellent’ Scottish Bathing Waters

Scotland’s bathing water quality continues to improve with 38 out of 87 (44%) rated as ‘excellent’ for 2023

15 November 2022

Local Artist Creates Oil Painting of 17th Century Edinburgh Landmark

Sarah Kay Wren, a local community artist, painted the Comiston Spring House during lockdown as part of a final project for her studies at the Leith School of Art. The painting is now on display at Scottish Water’s Edinburgh office.

02 November 2022

Ballater and Braemar Drains to go on Diet

Scottish Water is to step up its fight against fatbergs this month, with a Fat Free Sewer project in two Aberdeenshire villages

17 October 2022

WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre backs campaign to bin wet wipes

Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s (WDC) visitor centre in Moray is backing Scottish Water’s Nature Calls campaign, which urges people to bin all wet wipes and help protect the environment

12 October 2022

Busby Glen Park Re-opens Following Sewer Upgrade Investment

A much-loved East Renfrewshire park is re-opening this week after completion of construction works to improve the local sewer network

10 October 2022

Scottish Water Help Corkerhill Community in Glasgow

Grass seeds and fencing have been donated to the local sports facilities and community hub in the Corkerhill area of Glasgow.

07 October 2022

Super Solar Scheme Underway in East Dunbartonshire

Our most ambitious solar energy scheme to date is now under construction at our most energy intensive asset

30 September 2022

BLOG: Greener Miles Make Scottish Water Fleet Better for Environment - Holly McPhee

This #ScotClimateWeek Holly talks about how we're trying reduce emissions when it comes to our fleet

29 September 2022

Drones and Laser Technology Cut Carbon Emissions

State-of-the art drones and lasers are being used to improve Scotland’s sewers

28 September 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

BLOG: 50L Home Coalition - Braulio Eduardo Morera

As part of Scot Climate Week 2022, Braulio talks about a new generation of solutions to address water challenges

27 September 2022

Net Zero Routemap Update Published

Half of emissions associated with the delivery of Scotland’s water and waste water services have been cut.

26 September 2022

Keep Luss Looking Lush - Campaign Targets Tourists

We are targeting tourists and visitors to help Keep Loch Lomond Lovely and Luss Looking Lush by making the Bonnie Banks FOG-free.

01 September 2022

Significant Carbon Savings from Circular Economy Approach

Adopting circular economy principles to refurbish rather than replace four scraper bridges at Dalmarnock Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in Glasgow has resulted in an 80% carbon reduction.

30 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

"Don't Be A Tube" - Firm Plea As Sewer Suffers Vandalism

Our sewer response team was shocked to discover a sewer blocked with a number of tree protector tubes in East Renfrewshire.

12 August 2022

Linlithgow Group Encourage Water Conservation

Linlithgow’s Burgh Beautiful floral and environmental group has created a summer flower display to highlight water scarcity

09 August 2022

Maintaining Normal Summer Public Water Supply

Scottish Water is working to maintain public water supply to customers in parts of the country affected by prolonged dry warm summer weather.

04 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

New Top Up Tap marks completion of water network upgrade in Drum

A brand new Top up Tap has been unveiled in Drumnadrochit, providing locals and visitors with a free and accessible place to fill up their reusable bottles and stay hydrated while enjoying the area

02 August 2022

Gladhouse Wildfire Warning

Visitors to Gladhouse Reservoir in Midlothian are being reminded of the risks of lighting fires

02 August 2022

Borders Reservoir Refills After Investigatory Works

Scottish Water has shared images and video taken from the bottom of a Borders dam which has been drained for the first time ever in order to help the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) determine the future of the structure.

26 July 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

Warm Weather Leads to Water Use Call

Scottish Water is urging people across the country to help maintain normal water supplies by being as efficient as possible in how much they use every day.

15 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

Look after the loch

Look after the loch – that’s the message Scottish Water is sending to anyone planning to visit or camp near Lintrathen or Backwater reservoirs this summer. 

01 July 2022

Plastic Free Helensburgh on a Mission for Nature Calls

Local campaigners and American missionaries are backing Scottish Water’s campaign to ban wipes that contain plastic.

28 June 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

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

Nature-based solution proposed to tackle flooding in Downfield

Plans to reduce flooding in the Downfield area of Dundee using nature-based solutions have taken a firm step forward.

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

Portree Pupils Launch Skye's new Top up Tap with Sustainability Message

Local school children and community representatives came together to celebrate Portree's new Top up Tap – aimed at helping residents and visitors in the Skye Capital to stay hydrated while helping the environment

13 June 2022

Innovative ‘dual-sided’ solar scheme at Aberdeenshire treatment site

An innovative solar scheme which produces energy from both sides of a solar panel has been installed at a Scottish Water site to support the company’s drive towards net zero emissions.

01 June 2022

Information Event on Project to Tackle Flooding in Giffnock

We're holding an information event in Giffnock to update the local community on a significant investment project that is being planned to help tackle sewer flooding in the Braidholm Road area

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

New Ness Top up Tap is Ready to Flow

A new Scottish Water Top up Tap has been unveiled on the banks of the River Ness in the Highland Capital  

20 May 2022

Be a Superhero, Not a Villain

Spidey-senses are tingling at Scottish Water after the discovery of a Spider Man t-shirt which was blocking the sewer system in Dalmellington, East Ayrshire

20 May 2022

Hydro Nation Scholars see innovation in action at Inverurie

As part of their summer school training programme, a group of 20 of the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation Scholars attended Scottish Waters £21 million state-of-the-art Inverurie Waste Water Treatment Works, to learn more about the facility.

09 May 2022

Critically Endangered Species Given a Boost in the River Annan

 £40,000 environmental project to bring back the critically endangered European Eel to the River Annan has been completed

05 May 2022

Medieval artefacts discovered during Scottish Water project

A Scottish Water project on the Isle of Lewis has led to the discovery of a Medieval site rarely identified in the Outer Hebrides

05 May 2022

Council Commits to Reduced Carbon 'Food-Print'

A Scots council has renewed a two-year contract to send its food waste to be used to generate renewable energy.

04 May 2022

BLOG: Let's wipe out wet wipes on our beaches - Catherine Gemmell

Catherine talks about why Marine Conservation Society are supporting our Nature Calls campaign

22 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

Skellyton Green Energy Scheme

Scottish Water has applied for planning permission to allow green energy to power a South Lanarkshire waste water treatment works.

11 April 2022

Green Light for Major Sewer Flooding Investment in East Renfrewshire

We're gearing up to begin a £3 million project to address internal sewer flooding in Giffnock, Glasgow this summer

07 April 2022

Reservoir Lowered to Prepare for City Deal Country Park Project

One of our reservoirs in the west region, Balgray Reservoir, has been lowered to carry out vital maintenance work ahead of a £19.5 million transformation of the Dams to Darnley Country Park in East Renfrewshire

01 April 2022

Biodiversity boost for Lintrathen land

Scottish Water is creating a brand new area of woodland in Angus aimed at improving biodiversity and wildlife habitats.  

31 March 2022

Top Up Tap Makes Everyone's Day in Callander

Callander schoolkids are our latest Top Up Tap Champions as they welcome the latest addition to town

15 March 2022

Paisley Reservoir Recovery - Mission Complete

A delicate operation to remove nine old bangers which had been dumped in a Paisley reservoir has been hailed a huge success

09 March 2022

£3.1m Investment Project Close to Completion

A multi-million-pound project to tackle sewer flooding in North Lanarkshire is nearing completion

07 March 2022

New Top Up Tap for Tarbert

Residents and visitors to the beautiful village of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris can now make use of a free water refill point

01 March 2022

BLOG: Save Water in the Garden - Julianne Robertson

Julianne talks about what you can do now to get ready for the growing season ahead.

24 February 2022

Major Lanark Investment Progressing Well

Our £2.5 million investment project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Lanark is making good progress

24 February 2022

New Campaign Urges Scots to Bin All Wipes

National call to bin all wipes and ban wipes containing plastic in new Nature Calls campaign to help protect the environment.

23 February 2022

Gearing Up to Remove Dumped Cars From Paisley Reservoir

A highly complex operation to remove nine old cars abandoned in a reservoir in Gleniffer Braes Country Park in Paisley is underway

21 February 2022

Major Investment to Tackle Flooding in Dunblane Making Progress

Our £3 million investment project to deliver essential improvements to the waste water infrastructure in Dunblane, Perthshire is well under way

17 February 2022

Battery Storage First for Scottish Water in Net Zero Drive

Work is now complete on the first large-scale battery storage project to accelerate Scottish Water's drive towards net zero emissions by 2040

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

We Love Deerdykes to the Moon and Back (12 Times!)

Scotland's first large-scale food waste recycling centre celebrates 50GHW green energy milestone

31 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

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

Scottish Water Project Blooming in Glasgow's Southside

Cherry trees have been planted as part of our multi-million pounds investment to protect supplies for a million customers across Glasgow and Ayrshire


22 December 2021

Urban Waters Routemap Supports National Action Plan

Scottish Water has published its Urban Waters Routemap to further protect the urban water environment

22 December 2021

Scottish Water celebrates 10 years of solar power

This winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, Scottish Water is marking the days getting longer by celebrating a decade of solar power production.

21 December 2021

Keep COP26 in Mind in the Kitchen This Christmas

We're urging customers to build on the momentum gained at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow and play a part in cutting carbon emissions from food waste this Christmas

16 December 2021

Scotland’s Beaches Achieve Best Bathing Water Quality Since 2015 

Scotland’s bathing water quality is the best it has been since 2015 when tighter standards first came into force, with 99% of all sites now classified as sufficient or better for next season

13 December 2021

H2o-To-Go is a Winning Formula at Glasgow Science Centre 

Our latest big blue Top Up Tap is now installed at Glasgow Science Centre so that everyone can discover the benefits of water and help protect the planet

06 December 2021

Water Back in Supply Following Storm Arwen

Scottish Water's frontline teams have returned to normal operation across the country

03 December 2021


Scottish Water teams are working hard across Scotland to restore supplies to customers impacted by Storm Arwen

28 November 2021

Innovative Partnership Delivers Community Energy Project

Read all about Scottish Water Horizons' involvement in a ground-breaking project to install one of the country’s most innovative and sustainable heating systems

22 November 2021

Nigg WWTW Halves Carbon Emissions by Harnessing Power of Waste

A waste water treatment process which maximises the production of biogas has helped a Scottish Water site in Aberdeen transform its carbon footprint and start exporting energy to the national grid

16 November 2021

Scottish Water Joins Global Coalition on Sustainable Water Use

Scottish Water has joined a growing global partnership aimed at encouraging customers to make smart decisions on water use to help protect a precious natural resource and reduce carbon emissions.

11 November 2021

Scotland’s Smart Canal Makes First Connection to New Housing Following North Glasgow Success Story

Patrick Harvie MSP, connected Europe’s first dynamic canal system to the inaugural housing development today at Scottish Canals’ COP26 event. 

10 November 2021

Lewis Peatland Restoration Projects Help Net Zero Drive

Scottish Water is working with communities on the Isle of Lewis to restore eroding, damaged peatlands and ensure they continue to act as vital carbon storage

02 November 2021

Flooding Project Completed in Prestwick

An investment project worth over £2 million to help tackle sewer flooding in Prestwick, South Ayrshire has been successfully completed

25 October 2021

Innovation is Heating Up in Renfrewshire

Learn about Scottish Water's role in a ‘fifth generation’ heating network at Scotland's manufacturing innovation district in Renfrewshire

21 October 2021

New £800,000 Solar Scheme for Aberdeen in Net Zero Drive

An ambitious solar energy scheme which will help power two of the main service reservoirs supplying water to Aberdeen has been completed

21 October 2021

Scottish Water Supports Upstream Battle

We teamed up with Literati and the Beacon Arts Centre in Inverclyde to continue our support for Keep Scotland Beautiful's campaign, Upstream Battle.

12 October 2021

Scottish Water Supports Sustainable Approach to Hydration for COP26 Police Officers

The sustainable solution will give officers access to temporary water points set up at posts around the country

07 October 2021

Pioneering Low Carbon Tayside Treatment Works Marks 20 Years

A ground-breaking waste water treatment works (WWTW) in Tayside that operates using a biological process within a lagoon is marking two decades of low carbon operation

30 September 2021

Major Investment to Tackle Sewer Flooding in South Lanarkshire

We're investing £2.5 million in a major project to help prevent sewer flooding in Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire

30 September 2021

School Turns Out To Top Up From The Tap

Pupils from Drymen Primary School were among the first to fill their bottles from Scottish Water’s latest Top Up Tap at Rowardennan on the banks of Loch Lomond

28 September 2021

BLOG: Helping Tackle Climate Crisis with WaterAid - Shirley Campbell

Shirley Campbell highlights our work with WaterAid to address climate change impact

17 September 2021

BLOG: Building Knowledge and Taking Action - Mark Dickson

Mark Dickson talks about our progress with net zero in our Capital Programme

16 September 2021

Scottish Water Hits Major Solar Power Milestone

Scottish Water has completed work on a milestone £2 million solar power scheme in Perth as part of its drive towards achieving net zero emissions by 2040

15 September 2021

BLOG: Driving Down Emissions – Paul Kerr

Paul Kerr talks about how we must adopt a ‘mindset change’ to address ‘climate change’

15 September 2021

Community Spirit Flows as New Top Up Tap Unveiled in Aberfeldy

Scottish Water has dedicated its latest Top up Tap to the community spirit of the Perthshire town where it has been unveiled

14 September 2021

BLOG: Net Zero Routemap Annual Update - Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid talks about the progress we've made and plans for the future when it comes to our Net Zero Routemap

14 September 2021

Net Zero on Track as Scottish Water Sign Global Declaration

Scottish Water has posted an update on the first year since publication of its Net Zero Emissions Routemap.

14 September 2021

Electric Vans Help Power Zero Emissions Targets

A new fleet of electric vans will take to the road to help Scotland’s water and waste water services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

13 September 2021

BLOG: Reducing our Contribution - Simon Parsons

Simon Parsons talks about how in a world of uncertainty, we can be certain that climate change should be our priority

13 September 2021

Scottish Water Goes Wild for Biodiversity in Aberchirder

Scottish Water staff have turned land at an Aberchirder treatment works into a wildflower haven for bees and butterflies

31 August 2021

Village Life for Latest Top Up Tap

Visitors to Balloch are now able to refill and stay hydrated thanks to a new public water tap that’s been installed in the village by Scottish Water  

30 August 2021

Red Lichties’ Mascot Dives in For Launch of Arbroath Top Up Tap

Scottish Water has launched a free water refill tap at Arbroath’s West Links Park, with a little help from finned friend Smokie Joe

24 August 2021

Edinburgh’s Tap Trail Inspires New Workout Challenge

Edinburgh’s network of distinctive Scottish Water Top up Taps has inspired a new outdoor workout challenge with a difference.

20 August 2021

Below Par Behaviour at Popular Reservoir

Eagle-eyed visitors to a popular reservoir collected 250 golf balls from the site

10 August 2021

Suitcase Pulled Out of Dingwall Drain

A Scottish Water sewer response team pulled a pink wheelie suitcase out of a drain in Dingwall, after being called out to clear a blockage

27 July 2021

Call to Curb Irresponsible Behaviour at East Renfrewshire Beauty Spot

We're urging members of the public to respect Picketlaw Reservoir in Eaglesham, following recent acts of vandalism and fears for people’s safety

23 July 2021

Peatland Restoration Helps Net Zero Emission Goals

The restoration of peatbogs across Scotland is helping to protect source water quality and reduce carbon emissions.

23 July 2021

Iconic Bute Landmark Gets Facelift For Staycation Boom

We're giving the historic Bogany Point Pumping Station in Rothesay a staycation makeover!

21 July 2021

Rico Gives Thumbs Up to Lossiemouth’s New Top Up Tap

Visitors to Lossiemouth's beautiful Esplanade can now top up with fresh water on the go at a new free refill tap on the town’s seafront

20 July 2021

Summer Visitor Appeal to Respect Scotland’s Reservoirs

Summer visitors are being asked to respect Scotland’s reservoirs and behave responsibly around them during the holiday period.

02 July 2021

On Yer Bike to Loch Katrine!

We're ready to welcome visitors back to one of Scotland’s top beauty spots – Loch Katrine

02 July 2021

Water Efficiency Call for North Communities

Scottish Water is asking people in Moray, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles to help maintain supplies and protect the environment by using water efficiently

29 June 2021

Water Refill Taps Boost Anti-Litter Efforts at Beauty Spots

Visitors to some of Scotland’s most beautiful natural locations will be able to refill and stay rehydrated at new public water taps being installed to help reduce waste and litter.

16 June 2021

Scottish Water staff ‘sett-up’ badgers with new home

 A clan of badgers are sett-ling into a new home – constructed by staff working on a water environment project in Edinburgh

15 June 2021

Scottish Water and Friends Volunteer to Litter Pick

In support of Volunteers’ Week 2021, we joined forces with Friends of Milngavie Reservoir for a litter pick at Milngavie Reservoirs

04 June 2021

Roughrigg Reservoir to Stay After Customers Have Their Say

We've taken the decision to keep Roughrigg Reservoir in North Lanarkshire following a wide public consultation with local communities

03 June 2021

Community Asked to Help Put the Flow Back in St Leonard Park

Residents of St Mary's in Dundee are being urged to get involved in early proposals which could see water and wildlife brought into the heart of a local green space

02 June 2021
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