A Moray golf club has secured a £15,000 funding boost to reduce its dependency on mains water supplies.
Buckpool Golf Club already has a small borehole that provides a limited source of natural water.
However, the resource, which is used to maintain the course, has been providing diminishing returns in recent years due to limited rainfall.
Dry weather has resulted in repeated warnings from Scottish Water due to low levels in reservoirs that supply mains taps.
Now the club has secured a £15,750 grant from water firm Suez’s communities trust to increase the volume supplied. while adding a larger storage tank.
Golf club captain John Adam said: “As a club, we are concerned that we are requiring more and more water to ensure our course is maintained in the best possible condition.
“Lack of capacity meant additional water is supplied from Scottish Water’s mains supply, which has been heavily processed.
“Increasing the flow rate from our existing borehole by installing a more modern pump and increasing the size of our storage tank will ensure our requirement will be more adequately met from a natural renewable source.”
Buckpool Golf Club previously received a grant from the same fund to insulate the clubhouse’s roof and install LED lights, which has led to reduced electricity and gas bills.
Marek Gordon, chairman of Suez Communities Trust, said: “We provide funding awards though the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
“We were delighted to be able to offer funding to Buckpool Golf Club.”