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.
The project will specifically be targeting those who live in properties that are council tax band D to F and have not been eligible for free measures under other schemes but may still be interested in making their homes more energy efficient, mitigating the rising costs of energy and helping to lower their CO2 footprint.
Edge of Scotland will also target businesses across the Outer Hebrides who wish to make their premises more energy efficient and offer them support and advice on how to do this.
While the Edge of Scotland project will not be able to offer its domestic or business clients free measures, we will be able to support them in accessing various interest free loan schemes funded by the Scottish Government. As project officer, I will be aiming to visit as many households and businesses as I can to offer support and advice, throughout the whole process of having energy efficiency measures installed.
The Edge of Scotland project will be rolled out to the whole Outer Hebrides by our project officer Adam Keltie from our base in the Uists. It is supported by CnES, Home Energy Scotland and the Scottish Government.
The project will run until March 2020.
We are very grateful to the Scottish Government for the funding.