Tighean Innse Gall have launched an ambitious new scheme targeting those that missed out on previous free energy efficiency measures across the Outer Hebrides. Their new project officer Adam Keltie will be delivering the scheme from his base at Cothrom Learning Centre in South Uist.
The Edge of Scotland project is designed to support the transition towards an energy efficient Scotland. It promotes the development towards those able to pay making a contribution for energy efficiency measures and to see what the take up of this will be. Edge of Scotland is an outreach project which focuses on businesses and community buildings across the Outer Hebrides, as well as households requiring energy efficiency who may not receive free insulation or heating systems. For those who can receive free measures, it acts as a referral for them too.
Adam Keltie said: “We will aim to contact over 600 households and around 200 businesses across the Outer Hebrides, carrying out surveys where required and advising on energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. Where clients decide, we will also arrange and deliver on those. This project is extremely ambitious but it has to be. With the threat that global warming poses to coastal communities such as ours, the Outer Hebrides has to be a leader in meeting energy efficiency targets for homes and small businesses ”
Stewart Wilson, TIG CEO, said: “Adam is joining Angus Peter in Cothrom providing much needed support for people and businesses in Uist and Barra as well as supporting the communities of Lewis and Harris. We need to demonstrate to Scottish Government that islands are serious about playing a role in tackling climate change. Adam will work closely with our Energy in Transition project and collectively will form the outreach team from which our work will flow.”