A COUNTY group has received a share of £5.5 million to help reduce emissions and improve resilience in the face of climate change.

The Scottish Government funding will support 20 community climate action hubs in Scotland that encourage and support climate action.

Based across the country, the hubs have supported a range of projects bespoke to their area, including on local energy generation and flood mitigation.

East Lothian Climate Hub will receive £115,000.

Mairi McAllan MSP, cabinet secretary for net zero and energy, said: “Tackling climate change is our collective responsibility and will require collaborative action at all levels.

“Communities are uniquely placed to play a critical role in shaping and driving forward the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient living and we want to empower people to take action in their neighbourhoods that’s right for them.”