Icy waters safety alert

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Scottish Water is reminding customers to play safe over the festive holidays.

Customer service delivery director Peter Farrer is advising customers to avoid taking any unnecessary risks around freezing cold water. “While it’s important that people across Scotland take pleasure in the country’s beautiful lochs, rivers and reservoirs, it is also vital that they stay safe,” he said

Dogs should be kept on a lead if they are being walked near bodies of open water.