Helping thousands stay warm
A new fuel poverty scheme, backed by up to £224 million from the Scottish government, will help as many as 28,000 Scots heat their homes, as announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Over the next seven years, Warmer Homes Scotland will install measures such as insulation, heating and domestic renewables in households identified as fuel poor.
People in rural and island areas will be offered the same service as those in easier to reach parts of the country.
The Home Energy Scotland campaign has also been launched to encourage Scots to call the hotline 0808 808 2282 and take advantage of the free help to reduce fuel bills this winter.
It will provide advice on how to reduce heating bills and which of the home energy improvement schemes, including Warmer Homes Scotland, they are eligible to apply for.
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