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Green Homes Network
The Green Homes Network features more than 300 homes across Scotland, with homeowners who have installed home renewables and want to share their experiences. The network comprises homes of all kinds; from eco-builds to historic stone cottages, listed buildings and everything in between.
Network members are friendly homeowners, keen to share their experience about the energy efficiency improvements they’ve made to their property, the costs they’ve saved, and to help you make an informed choice.
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Read case studies.
Make an appointment to visit a Green Homes Network member.
Attend a Green Homes Network event near you.
Become a member and register your home on the network.
Up to 40% cashback for some eligible energy efficiency measures and 75% for certain renewable heating systems is now available. Cashback is subject to availability while funds last or until the end of the financial year – whichever is sooner. Funds are reserved for customers when their loan is offered.
Get up to £17,500 interest-free when you install home renewables with the Home Energy Scotland Loan.
By 2030, it’s expected that 50% of all Scotland’s energy will come from renewable sources. Change is happening right across the country and you can be one of those leading the way. By exploring and installing home renewables, you can make sure that your house is the smartest on your street.
“After Dark” is a national Police Scotland campaign, supported by the local policing division. This initiative is encouraging members of the community to consider their home security due to the longer hours of darkness as the clocks go back. Long periods of darkness provide potential cover for criminal activity. Criminals are largely opportunistic and favour targeting poorly lit, dark and insecure properties.
Key messages are:
A house that looks unoccupied is a target for criminals.
• Keep windows and doors locked
• Secure sheds and garages
• Fit/check outside security lighting
• Fit a shed alarm
• Fit an intruder alarm – if you have one set it
• Fit coach bolts/anti tamper screws
• Record/security mark valuable property
• Consider a garage defender
• Use timer switches on lights
• Secure bicycles to a ground anchor
• Consider a TV simulator
For more information see the Housebreaking Advice leaflet :
Available now : 1 Bedroom First Floor Flat in Westfield, Kirriemuir – DD8 5AZ
Kirriemuir is a small town in rural Angus. Westfield is outside the centre of town but within walking distance to amenities and shops.
The flat is situated on the first floor in a small block of 4. There is a communal drying area and car parking available in the development. There is a communal digital TV aerial, enabling tenants to view a wide variety of satellite services. Floor coverings or other incentives can be provided throughout the flat if required.
Brechin is a cathedral city situated in the heart of Angus. In 1992, Denburn Court was converted by Hillcrest into 35 single and two person flats. The building has secure door entry at both front and back.Tenants have use of a laundry, with coin operated washers and dryers. There are refuse rooms on all floors and a recycling centre in the rear car park. There is a communal digital TV aerial, enabling tenants to view a wide variety of satellite services. Floor coverings or other incentives can be provided throughout the flat if required.
Rent is £315.84 per month. There is a separate water charge of £22.53 (not covered by HB or UC)
Council tax band A
Electric storage heating
Lift to all floors
Car park at the rear and space for cars at the front