A SCHEME supporting more than 350 households in Clackmannanshire, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan has been praised by a local MP.

Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, hailed news that Warmer Homes Scotland, the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme has helped 380 households since launching in 2015.

This has seen more than 35,000 homes and families across Scotland helped to manage their energy costs and keep their homes warm.

The project has allowed the government to install insulation and heating measures into individual properties, making homes more affordable to heat.

Mr Brown said: “In ideal circumstances, we wouldn’t need schemes like this to ensure that the public can afford to heat their homes.

“For as long as this support is needed however, I welcome the fact that the Scottish Government is taking action on this, and the news that this scheme has reached 380 households here in Clackmannanshire and Dunblane shows the impact this is having locally.

“The added benefit of this scheme is that it reduces costs and improves insulation in the longer term as well – which of course helps Scotland and the rest of the planet as we progress towards Net Zero.”

More information on how to access the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme can be found on Home Energy Scotland’s website.