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McInnes urges: 'Get ready for winter'

November 20, 2015 7:55 PM

Alison McInnes MSP for North East ScotlandWith winter well on the way, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today called on local people to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

Mrs McInnes said: "It is important to be prepared for winter and I hope all my constituents understand what help is available so they can be energy efficient and keep bills under control. I would urge everyone to get in touch with their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer.

"There are a number of simple steps that everyone can take to ensure they are keeping their bills down while staying warm."

Scottish Gas managing director Christine McGourty said: "Winter can be a challenging time for households and many people will be concerned about their winter energy bill. We urge customers to get in touch for advice and support. In the long term energy efficiency is still the best way to save money. Scottish Gas is working with government at all levels to roll out free loft and cavity wall insulation for eligible households, and you do not need to be a Scottish Gas customer to sign up.

"We are also proud to lead the way in the roll-out of smart meters which let you see how much energy you are using in pounds and pence. That way you can identify where savings can be made.

"To find out more about home insulation call Scottish Gas free on 0800 316 4051 or visit"