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Councils to roll out free insulation

posted 11 Oct 2010, 08:02 by David Rintoul   [ updated 11 Oct 2010, 08:58 ]

Thousands of families in the Capital and East Lothian are to be offered free insulation as part of a new £10 million efficiency scheme.

The city council has been awarded £510,000 by the Scottish Government to offer free loft insulation to 5900 homes in the Tollcross and Fountainbridge areas.

Families in these areas, which were chosen because of the high number of uninsulated tenement properties there, can expect to save an average of £50 per year on fuel bills and significantly cut carbon emissions.