People in Clackmannanshire are being invited to share opinions on proposed new laws on heating systems.

The third-largest cause of greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland is the way we heat our homes, workplaces and other buildings.

If Scotland is to achieve its aim of becoming a Net Zero Nation, the heating systems in the vast majority of our buildings will need to change.

The public are being invited to attend a session on Friday, February 9, at 10.30am in The Tullibody Civic Centre to learn more about what is being proposed in the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Bill and share opinions to help shape the final Bill through facilitated discussion.

The sessions are open to homeowners or tenants of privately owned homes, plus any type of owner or tenant of a non-domestic building.

They are not open to those in social housing and new build homes, as these are not within the scope of this consultation as they are subject to separate guidance and regulations.

The 65-minute session is being delivered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Katie Murray, environment and place services manager said: “Our journey to net zero has begun, and we all have a role to play in learning more about the action we can take to combat climate change, as well as identifying actions we can take.

"Heating our homes, especially at this time of year, and during a cost-of-living crisis, is something we all care about.

“This session will give people the chance to learn more about proposals being made in the Heat in Buildings Bill and to voice their opinions.

People can find out more about the session in Tullibody and register to attend at