AN INITIATIVE aimed at helping people to heat their homes has benefited thousands of residents across south-east Scotland.

Warmer Homes Scotland, the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, has supported nearly 6,400 people in the area since it was launched in 2015.

The Warmer Homes Scotland scheme helps identify where energy efficiency improvements can be made in the home and arranges for work to be carried out.

The scheme also helps householders better manage their energy bills.

The scheme offers new central heating systems, including renewable heating technologies such as air source heat pumps, in all property types and in all regions of Scotland.

Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, was delighted with the scheme’s success.

He said: “I’m pleased to learn that the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme has supported so many people in my constituency to be warmer and more comfortable in their homes.”

To find out more, contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.