PEOPLE out and about during the Easter weekend holidays are being asked to respect reservoirs near Glasgow.

Places like Milngavie, Greenside in West Dunbartonshire, and Stanley near Paisley could attract more visitors - but have very limited car parking and amenities.

Last summer, anti-social behaviour was reported at some sites including damage to trees, fires being lit and left unattended, littering, tents discarded, human waste left and vehicles parked inconsiderately and dangerously.

Now Scottish Water is asking reservoir visitors to respect, protect and enjoy these beauty spots.

The call includes a reminder that visitor safety is a key factor as reservoirs are part of Scottish Water’s supply network and can present unique dangers from underwater infrastructure and cold water.

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Peter Farrer, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Water, said: “We anticipate that, because of the easing of some lockdown restrictions and the advice to stay local, many people will understandably want to enjoy the outdoors at some of our scenic reservoirs.

“We ask people to act responsibly and respect our reservoirs – enjoy the setting but leave no trace behind. They can do this by planning and preparing for their visit. They should consider other people and services including ensuring cars are parked safely and do no obstruct either our working vehicles or the emergency services.

“We are also urging people to stay safe. There are many hidden dangers in reservoirs which are working assets. Water temperatures can also cause shock and result in someone getting into difficulty.”