Hydration - It's A Walk In The Park!

Staying hydrated is a walk in the park for visitors to Strathclyde Country Park. Scottish Water’s 23rd Top Up Tap is located near to the East Gate, just outside Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre.

The state-of-the-art public water tap means park users can top up with fresh, great-tasting Scottish water at the touch of a button helping them to stay hydrated on the go.

Speaking at the official launch on Tuesday 3 March, Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said:

“It’s fantastic to see our Top Up Tap here in one of the most popular family attractions in Scotland’s central belt. The tap is free to use and we’re encouraging everyone to make the most of it when they’re spending time here in the park – all they need to do is remember their reusable water bottle so that they can top up with ease. Topping up from the tap benefits health and wellbeing, saves money, and helps reduce waste and its impact on the wider environment.”

Ruaridh MacGregor – Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs Regional Manager

The new Top Up Tap is a welcome addition to the park which has thousands of visitors each year and boasts a wide range of facilities, including an internationally renowned watersports area. Visitors can enjoy walks around the loch and park, adventure playgrounds, bicycle hire, watersports activities including family fun boats, and a snack in the café overlooking the loch. The park is also home to Scotland’s Theme Park, M&Ds. It was a proud host venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is a world class rowing venue.

Together with members of Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club and Strathclyde Park Rowing Club, Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environment and Transportation Committee, helped mark the tap launch. Speaking at the event, he said:

“Strathclyde Country Park is one of Scotland’s top attractions and welcomes thousands of visitors every year, from dog walkers and families, to keen cyclists and watersports enthusiasts. The new Top Up Tap, offering a refreshing drink of Scottish water free of charge, will be a welcome and very popular addition to the facilities here at the park.”

Councillor Michael McPake