KeyStore is to give away 48,000 bottles of Highland Spring water with alcohol purchases to encourage consumers to drink ­responsibly.

The 500ml bottles are ­being offered to help ­consumers to drink soft drinks as 'spacers' in ­between alcoholic drinks.

The giveaway will ­coincide with Alcohol Awareness Week, which will run in Scotland from 4 to 10 October. It has been made possible because of a deal between Highland Spring and JW Filshill, the wholesaler that owns the rights to the KeyStore ­fascia, which this week joined the ACS.