Region to receive £1.5 million to tackle fuel poverty

Dumfries and Galloway is to receive £1.5 million in Scottish Government funding to make their homes warmer, more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat. The investment, which is targeted at fuel-poor households across Scotland, will be used for the installation of energy efficiency measures such as solid wall, cavity and loft insulation.

SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod said: “Rising energy bills remain a huge concern for the Scottish Government. The funding will see thousands of homes receive new measures like solid wall insulation and help to drive down the number of people living in fuel poverty.

“We know that there is a serious issue with fuel poverty in Dumfries and Galloway, which is exacerbated by low average wages and high numbers of older, harder to heat homes which do not have access to mains gas. The Scottish Government is doing everything possible within limited powers to provide a wide range of energy efficiency measures to individual households and to local authorities.”