Peebles hosts national fuel poverty conference

Margaret Burgess MSP will be today's keynote speaker
Margaret Burgess MSP will be today's keynote speaker
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Minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP opens a two-day national conference on fuel poverty at Peebles Hydro today as the keynote speaker.

The conference is entitled ‘Turning up the heat on fuel poverty’ and is organised by the national charity Energy Action Scotland.

The conference will cover the progress being made to assist people and also what still needs to happen to solve the problem of cold, damp and expensive-to-heat homes.

Among those speaking tomorrow are Murdo Fraser MSP; Patrick Harvie MSP; Sarah Boyack MSP; Cllr Vicky Davidson of Scottish Borders Council; and Jackie Baillie MSP.