VISITORS to Dunfermline town centre will soon be able to tap into a fresh water supply.

Planning permission has been granted for a water bottle refill station on the High Street.

The Top up Tap is part of Scottish Water's 'Your Water, Your Life' campaign which will see water stations in places across Scotland to encourage and promote the use of refillable bottles.

Fife Council gave the go-ahead for the facility outside Marks and Spencer.

Scottish Water has received support for the campaign from Roseanna Cunningham, MSP Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

She said: “This is a fantastic campaign which fits in with our work to reduce Scotland’s dependence on single-use plastic and is raising awareness of the health benefits of drinking more tap water, which is excellent in quality and value.

“We would encourage people to make the switch to reusable bottles if they can as it will help protect the environment and can save money. This campaign also builds on our commitments to tackle our throwaway culture as we are the first part of the UK to commit to a deposit return scheme.” 

The installation of the freestanding water bottle refill station is expected to take place by the end of March.