Home heat help to be wrapped up at event

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Town MSP Tricia Marwick has encouraged Glenrothes residents to attend an event at the Rothes Halls later on this month designed to raise awareness of a free insulation initiative.

A range of free home insulation measures are still available for residents in the Glenrothes area as part of the Universal Homes Insulation Scheme, an initiative aimed to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.

Many Glenrothes residents have already received free loft and cavity wall insulation as part of the programme but there is still funding available so the free event on Thursday, 23 February will promote the scheme to those who have not yet received support from it. The event is due to take place at the Rothes Halls from 3pm to 7pm.

Mrs Marwick said: “The Universal Home Insulation Scheme has proven to be very popular and I have spoken with many constituents of mine who have been able to take advantage of the programme and get their homes insulated for free. It appears there is still funding available for Glenrothes residents so this event at the Rothes Halls will promote what benefits can be gained from this scheme.

“The introduction of loft and cavity wall insulation can make a huge difference to properties. Not only does it keep houses warmer, it also improves a home’s energy efficiency and cuts utility bills for the householder.”

Last year, it was announced Fife would receive £575,000 as part of the Scottish Government’s Insulation Scheme.