Caithness News Bulletins
HOMES AT THE EDGE GET ENERGY EFFICIENT
30 September 03
Residents in the North Sutherland
Iomairt aig an Oir (Initiative at the Edge) area are being
encouraged to be more energy efficient by using energy efficient light
bulbs, which are being given away free.
Fiona Limbrey - CASE's Iomairt aig an Oir officer
for North Sutherland
North Sutherland Community
Development Forum has been working with John Marchbanks, Energy
Efficiency Commitment Manager for Scottish and Southern Energy, who
have provided the free bulbs.
It is hoped that the free light
bulbs - bayonet 20w Sylvanias - will encourage householders in the
area to become more aware of energy efficiency practices whilst
reducing their electricity bills. These light bulbs use 70 per cent
less energy and last ten times longer than ordinary bulbs.
Local post offices and service
points are distributing the energy efficient light bulbs and each
permanent household is allowed up to three each. The bulbs are
limited so residents are encouraged to get their bulbs as soon as
possible as they will be distributed on a first come first served
Fiona Limbrey, employed by
Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) as Iomairt aig an Oir
officer for the area said: "We are very pleased to have been able to
work with Scottish and Southern Energy on this project. "The
bulbs that we are providing will help to benefit the environment and
the communities in this fragile area by reducing electricity bills
and making North Sutherland a little more efficient in its energy
The energy efficient light bulbs can be
picked up from the following points:
* Residents of Halladale, Strathy and Melvich - Melvich Post office
* Residents of Armadale - Armadale Post Office (Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday between 11am and
* Residents of Bettyhill and Strathnaver - Bettyhill Service Point (Mon to
Friday between 9am and 12
* Residents of Skerray - Skerray Post Office.
* Residents of Tongue - Tongue Post Office.
* Residents of Melness - Melness Post Office.
* Residents of Durness - Durness Service point
* Residents of Altnaharra - a delivery of light bulbs is being organised
and residents will be informed
about a collection point in due course.
Scottish and Southern Energy has also
supplied free energy efficient light bulbs to residents on the Island of
Colonsay, another Iomairt aig an Oir area.