Glencoe’s historic Kingshouse Hotel, famous for being a welcome place for weary travellers to rest and refuel, has firmly placed its support behind a campaign from Scottish Water to help protect the environment.

The Highland hotel is supporting Scottish Water’s #TopUpFromTheTap initiative which aims to reduce the use of plastic by encouraging people to use refillable bottles. By supporting the campaign, Kingshouse, which is a popular stop-off on the West Highland Way, will offer free tap water to walkers with refillable bottles at the Way Inn so they can hydrate and be kind to the environment at the same time.

The hotel is also featuring in a special video produced by Scottish Water promoting the various locations along the West Highland Way that are supporting #TopUpFromTheTap.

Having welcomed walkers for over two centuries, the team at the Kingshouse Hotel are happy to support a campaign which is kind to the environment and encourages travellers to drink plenty of water. Craig Haddow, General Manager at Kingshouse Hotel, said:

“Kingshouse Hotel is delighted to support Scottish Water’s #TopUpFromTheTap campaign. Being environmentally friendly is very important to us and this campaign reflects our commitment to recycling and being a ‘green’ hotel. We look forward to encouraging walkers to come into the Way Inn bar to refill their bottles from our taps in in support of the initiative.”

With warm fires and an even warmer welcome, the Kingshouse Hotel has been providing comfort to travellers since the 1750s. The hotel, which is managed by Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, recently went through a major refurbishment programme, re-opening in February 2019 with a new hotel wing. The traditional walkers’ bar, the Way Inn, is now located in the original Kingshouse Hotel building and continues to be an ideal place for walkers from the West Highland Way to recharge.

Gavin Steel from Scottish Water, said:

“We’re delighted that the Kingshouse Hotel and other businesses across Scotland are supporting our campaign and helping people to top up from the tap.”

“As users of the West Highland Way travel through some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes, it’s easier than ever for them to help take care of the environment they are enjoying by using refillable water bottles.  By keeping hydrated on their journey, they can stay safe, healthy and really get the best from our amazing outdoors.”

For more information visit www.kingshousehotel.co.uk

For further details of Scottish Water’s campaign visit www.yourwateryourlife.co.uk