Hebridean housing Partnership (HHP) has been awarded a share of a bumper fund to install more efficient heating systems for its tenants.
The Hebridean Housing Partnership will receive £175,000 after being named one of the winners of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme.
The group is among 24 successful applicants from 125 bids throughout Britain, including two others in Scotland.
The entries were judged by a panel of experts including representatives from the Scottish Government, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Alex Neil, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, said:
“As fuel bills continue to rise, anything which will help people in the Hebrides heat their homes through the winter is to be welcomed.
“It would appear from the high number of entries to this contest that social landlords are taking a very serious interest in new heating technologies which can help reduce bills and benefit the environment.
“With the recent harsh winters that we have experienced, especially here in Scotland, it has never been more important to ensure that people do not have to give up heating for eating.”
Hebridean Housing Partnership will use their grant to provide air source heating pumps for 29 properties.