Insulation scheme benefits the Kingdom

FIFE will receive up to £725,000 as part of the Universal Home Insulation Scheme (UHIS).

The scheme, administered by local authorities, offers a range of free home insulation measures including loft and cavity wall insulation. These measures can help households improve their energy efficiency, keep heating bills down and reduce fuel poverty.

Keith Brown, Minister for Housing and Transport said: “The Universal Home Insulation Scheme is a successful scheme which, over the years, has delivered real savings to people in their homes across Fife. By offering free cavity wall and loft insulation, owners, private sector tenants and landlords can make sure their properties are saving energy and money by reducing the heat lost through draughts.

“I am delighted that every local authority is supporting this scheme.

“UHIS also creates employment opportunities with contractors employing and contributing to local economies across Scotland to deliver the scheme.”

The Scottish Government is investing over £16 million to fund UHIS throughout 2012-13. The scheme, which offers free insulation measures to is being undertaken across every local authority area in Scotland.