More funding has been announced to help families in fuel poverty install insulation and energy-efficient heating systems.
The Scottish Government has allocated an additional £10 million to councils for local heating projects and another £6 million for the national Warmer Homes Scotland scheme.
Housing minister Kevin Stewart said the money will help eligible families improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Heating systems using renewable technology will be prioritised to help Scotland meet its net-zero targets, a key Programme for Government commitment.
Mr Stewart said: “I’m pleased to be providing this additional funding for the area-based schemes and Warmer Homes Scotland, which between them have supported more than 120,000 households across the country.
“This new investment will help to improve the lives of fuel-poor people in Scotland, enabling them to live in warm, comfortable homes and pay less on their fuel bills while living in a greener, more sustainable way.
“This funding is expected to help secure up to 200 jobs and means we are investing a total of £97 million in grant funding to support fuel-poor households this year.”
Information on the scheme can be found online or by calling 0808 808 2282.
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