From The Scotsman (must register first) Flooded Perthshire villagers face hosepipe ban JAMES REYNOLDS FOR those still engaged in the mammoth clean-up after the deluge which has swept across Scotland in the last few days, it is likely to add insult to injury. Yesterday it emerged that Scottish Water has a drought order in place for the Backwater and Lintrathen reservoirs which feed much of Tayside - the region worst affected by the torrential rain. The utility confirmed that it is still considering introducing a hosepipe ban for the area fed by the reservoirs, which it says have "not yet recovered from the low water levels seen across Scotland last autumn". Without a hint of irony, a spokesman for Scottish Water said: "The heavy rain is most welcome, but this is a long-term issue. What we really need is an autumn and winter with higher levels of rainfall than last year." Ain't life fun?