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Local energy efficiency projects receive funding

TWO local projects have been given over £100,000 each as part of a Scottish Government scheme which supports actions tackling climate change.

The Shetland Citizens Advice Bureau branch has received £108,401 from the climate challenge fund for its energy advice project.

It aims to help people reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty, and it includes home energy advice visits, drop-in sessions and awareness raising.

The Burra Hall has also received just over £108,000 for a community energy efficiency project which will include improvements to insulation, draught-proofing and lighting.

The project will also “further reduce local carbon emissions by offering home energy efficiency advice and tackling waste through initiatives such as swapshops”, while there will also be activities to raise awareness in the community.

The Burra grant includes a maximum funding of £53,020 from the European Regional Development Fund.