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Scottish government push thermal insulation scheme

Individuals in Scotland are being urged to take advantage of the government's thermal insulation scheme.

The Perthshire Advertiser describes how residents in the area could receive discounts on cavity wall insulation.

In addition, those who have between 60 and 160mm of loft insulation could be entitled to a free top-up.

The government has called for residents to contact Home Energy Scotland and find out how they could help reduce their fuel bills.

People who are aged over 70, receive benefits and own or rent a private home could be entitled to free insulation under the initiative.

Housing and communities minister Alex Neil said: "Our groundbreaking insulation scheme will be good news for households.

"We know household budgets are under pressure so the more we can do to put money back into people's pockets, the better."

Meanwhile, Mike Thornton, director of the Energy Saving Trust, explained that the type of thermal insulation being offered to homeowners could save them an average of £150 per year.