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Glasgow residents offered energy efficiency grants

People living in Glasgow are being offered grants from the Scottish government and the Energy Saving Trust to improve the efficiency of their homes.

The scheme allows residents to apply for up to £1,200 in funding for work such as cavity wall and loft insulation and new boilers.

It is open to people who own their properties as well as those renting from a private landlord.

Fergus Ewing, Scottish energy minister, believes the initiative could save Glaswegians a collective £49 million each year on their energy bills.

"In these current economic times, it is more important than ever that people take advantage of money-saving opportunities," he stated.

Mike Thornton, director of the Energy Saving Trust Scotland, added that not only will the move help people to save money, it will also contribute to making Scotland a greener country in the longer term.

However, he stressed that tenants must obtain permission to have work carried out from their landlords before signing up to the scheme.

Posted by Paul Taylor