Stay safe around water
Rutherglen and Cambuslang residents are being urged to take care around water this summer.
Scottish Water launched their reservoir safety campaign this week, warning people to not take risks around rivers, reservoirs and lochs.
Latest figures show 40 people lost their lives by drowning in Scotland in 2014.
The company’s Peter Farrer said: “While everyone should enjoy their school holidays or take pleasure in the country’s beautiful lochs, rivers and reservoirs, it’s absolutely vital that they stay safe at all times.
“Safety is a serious issue as, while the water may look harmless, there are many hidden dangers.
“We need to ensure children and parents are aware of these hazards.
“We are reminding parents to keep their children safe and asking adults to act responsibly around watercourses.”
Dams, steep banks, spillways (overflows), deep cold water and underwater pipe work can present real hazards.
Scottish Water is one of 10 partners involved in the online education resource www. gosafescotland. com that has been developed to provide young people with a variety of key safety messages, one of which is water safety.