Published: 10/12/2012 11:36 - Updated: 10/12/2012 11:42

Home is where the heat is for Moray

MORAY is to get £285,000 to install energy efficiency measures in cold homes.

More homes in Moray could get central heating...
More homes in Moray could get central heating...

New Scottish Government investment of £3.5 million has been allocated to 19 projects across Scotland, for the installation of solid wall insulation, double glazing and central heating in older homes.

It is hoped the investment will help to reduce household heating bills, provide opportunities for local businesses and drive down the number of people in fuel poverty.

Local authorities and registered social landlords will work in partnership with energy companies to deliver the project, targeting areas where fuel poverty is a concern. 

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the measure ahead of a meeting with the Fuel Poverty Forum.

"Older homes are often the most difficult to keep warm and we are determined to help householders in this situation wherever we can," she said.

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