MSPs welcome fuel fund cash

Local MSPs Emma Harper and Joan McAlpine have welcomed the news that families across Dumfries and Galloway are set to benefit from £237,500 of additional Scottish Government funding to keep their homes warm this winter.

Housing associations and the local Council in the region will be given their share of a £9 million national fund to help ensure that social housing meets energy efficiency standards – making it easier for tenants to heat their homes.

South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine said: “The Scottish Government has made tackling fuel poverty a priority – and this funding for Dumfries and Galloway is further evidence of that. The £237,500 that has been dedicated to the region will go some way to helping tackle fuel poverty.”

MSP Emma Harper added: “It is vital that we target it in a way that makes a difference to those who need it most across Dumfries and Galloway.”