Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil has urged constituents to try and attend SSE’s Energy Advice Tour which will be in Stornoway next week Wednesday 16 October.
The constituency has some of the highest levels of fuel poverty in the United Kingdom. These energy advice tours are designed to offer practical advice to consumers about their energy costs, how to access financial rebates through the Warm Home Discount scheme, details on grants available to help pay for energy efficiency measures and general advice on billings and tariffs.
Mr MacNeil commented: “Fuel poverty is an issue of huge concern in the constituency. I would encourage as many people as possible to try and attend this advice tour. We all want to find ways of cutting down our energy bills, there are maybe ways of doing this which many of us don’t know about.
“I am pleased that SSE are taking this initiative at a time when many households are paying more than half their income on energy bills. I would hope that people try and go along to this event to see if they can find a package which best suits their individual needs.”
Scottish Hydro’s External Energy Efficiency Manager, John Heron, said: “This tour is designed to give everyone, not just Scottish Hydro customers, advice regarding their energy and how they can best prepare ahead of the winter.
“Many people are unaware of the help that’s available to them or the benefits they are entitled to, and that’s why we’re taking this opportunity to speak directly with the people of Stornoway and the surrounding area. Whether it’s simple energy saving tips, helping people understand their bill or details on the financial assistance available, our experts will be on hand to help.”
The Scottish Hydro Energy Advice Tour will be calling at the Stornoway Scottish Hydro Shop, 32 Cromwell Street on Wednesday 16 October from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Pop in anytime, no appointment is necessary.