Act now to beat the winter blues in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs

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PEOPLE across East Dunbartonshire are being urged to act now to cut bills and make their homes warmer.

The call is part of a Scottish Government campaign to encourage calls to the Home Energy Scotland Hotline.

A one-stop shop for advice and support, the hotline is there to help people keep warm this winter and beyond.

By calling the free number, people can join over 230,000 Scots who have already benefited from expert energy advice, get help to cut their energy bills and improve the warmth of their home.

Friendly advisors can provide details of free offers, discounts and other support available whether you are renting or a homeowner.

The Scottish Government has boosted investment and support to tackle fuel poverty and help Scots to have warmer, affordable and greener homes.

This year, a further £7.5million is being made available to help households across Scotland replace inefficient boilers.

It was recently announced that a further £6million is helping improve insulation to make homes warmer and more efficient.

Everyone can get help - as well as receiving money-saving energy advice, households may be eligible to receive £400 towards the cost of replacing their old, inefficient boilers, which could also cut up to £300 off annual fuel bills.

Many will be in line for free loft and cavity wall insulation, and some will even receive a full central heating system at no cost.

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Scotland is an energy rich nation and everyone should live in a safe, warm, affordable home.

“The Home Energy Scotland Hotline is a vital source of information for families across Scotland, providing comprehensive advice on energy saving to support those most in need.”

To find out exactly what you are eligible for - whatever your circumstances - call the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland Hotline on 0800 512 012 or go to www.homeenergyscotland.org.uk

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