A NEW water fountain has been opened outside a South Side park.

Scottish Water has unveiled the new “hydration station” at the Pollokshaws Road entrance to Queens Park.

Wendy MacLeod, who run’s the park’s Buggyfit classes for local parents said the new tap was a “fantastic asset” to the group’s members.

She added: “Water is such an important and valuable part of our total wellbeing. I love that it is environmentally friendly too.”

Georgina Reid, the water company’s corporate affairs manager, said: “We’re encouraging everyone to make the most of it when they spend time here – all they need to do is remember their reusable water bottle so that they can easily top up.

“Drinking water from a refillable bottle is good for your health, it’s good for the planet by helping to reduce the volume of single-use plastic and it’s good for your pocket too.”

It comes as part of Scottish Water’s plans to install 70 public fountains nationwide by 2021.

The taps have an anti-viral coating and are cleaned regularly.