Jun 102014

With thanks to Gavin Mowat, Constituency Assistant to Christian Allard MSP

Christian Allard MSP at Holyrood2

Christian Allard MSP at Holyrood

North East MSP Christian Allard has welcomed £4,832,828 million energy efficiency fund for Aberdeen City and Shire to help make homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat.

The investment into the Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (HEEPS) was announced by Housing Minister Margaret Burgess on Wednesday 4 June.

The funding will enable local authorities to install energy efficiency measures such as solid wall, cavity and loft insulation in their communities.

As part of the £60 million being delivered across Scotland, Aberdeen City will receive £1,682,828 for 2014/15 while Aberdeenshire will get £3,150,000.

Mr Allard welcomed the funding adding that it will be of particular benefit households in rural communities.

SNP MSP Christian Allard said:

“It is scandalous that there are households in the energy-rich North East that suffer from fuel poverty.

“I welcome this additional funding from the Scottish Government that will see families across Aberdeen City and Shire living in homes better equipped to keep them warm and reduce energy bills.

“More than £3 million for households in Aberdeenshire will be particularly beneficial for people living in rural communities that are at risk of fuel poverty.”

Householders who would like to know more about this and other Scottish Government funded offers can contact the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland hotline on 0808 808 2282 or visit www.homeenergyscotland.org.

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