DRINKERS of Scotland's other national drink are being given a further incentive to return empty bottles.

The maker of Irn-Bru has increased their cashback offer for empty glass bottles.

Customers returning empties will be offered 30p instead of 20p in a bid to encourage more people to use the deposit scheme.

Bosses at Cumbernauld firm A.G. Barr hope it will help recycling and lead to an increase in the three in 10 bottles which never make it back to its factory.

Barrs' iconic glass bottle has been massively popular for 110 years. But increasingly people look for simple ways to shop responsibly and recycle and this new price change looks set to make it even more appealing to millions more shoppers.

As well as receiving 30p for returning used bottles, green consumers will be happy to know every component in a Barr's glass bottle is recyclable or reusable - from its metal caps, to the plastic crates bottles are delivered in.

Every returned bottle is brought back to Barr Soft Drinks' HQ, where it is cleaned and refilled before being sent in-store once more.

Steven Downham, of Barr Soft Drinks, said: "Our returnable glass bottles are the perfect choice for shoppers who not only want great taste but a responsible choice as well.

"Already, seven out of 10 of all bottles we produce come back to us but by raising the deposit price we wanted to encourage more people to bring their bottles back and highlight the wider benefits of choosing glass.

"It's a great scheme for our customers and for the public but more than that, it's good for the environment too."

Many Scottish charities also utilise the deposit on Barr's glass bottles to raise much needed funds, so the deposit increase marks good news for them too.