‘Go Green’ roadshow tours Borders

A government community roadshow tours the Borders from tomorrow (Friday March 7) urging locals to ‘go greener together’.

The Scottish Government initiative is aimed at families, businesses and communities in a bid to help make Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live.

Officials will provide information and advice on how to have a more environmentally friendly lifestyle at the pop-up events which will include interactive activities.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead said: “There are many ways for people throughout the Borders to go greener, which will bring big benefits if we all get involved. Turning our thermostats down by just one degree, for example, not only saves money but also reduces the amount of energy we use as a country. By taking this green action, we could each save up to £75 per year as well as helping to reduce Scotland’s carbon emissions from housing.”

The roadshow is in Hawick’s Co-op tomorrow, Jedburgh Co-op on Saturday (March 8), Peebles’ Tesco on Sunday (March 9), Sainsbury’s in Kelso on Monday (March 10), Eyemouth’s Co-op on Wednesday (March 12) and in Selkirk’s Sainsbury’s next Thursday (March 13).