Milngvavie and Bearsden homes more energy efficient

Householders in Milngavie and Bearsden have been improving energy efficiency in their homes thanks to the Universal Home Insulation Scheme which has been running in the area since 2011.

Over 400 homes throughout East Dunbartonshire have benefited from the installation of free insulation in cavity walls, lofts and external walls.

During 2011/12 the council got £350,000 in grant funding from the Scottish Government and a further £405,000 was received in 2012/13.

Depute council leader Ashay Ghai said: “Householders will not only see a reduction in their fuel costs, but by having home insulation installed they are reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in the area, benefiting the environment.”