Council Activities

Among the activities which the Agency provides to, or works with, local councils are: 

  • Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes 
  • Training for Primary and S1 and S2 school pupils on energy-saving behavior
  • Involvement in Community Planning Partnership and Single Outcome Agreement work with some of our local councils
  • Delivering partnership funded community projects in local areas and managing energy projects on behalf of local councils
  • Offering Professional Development training in aspects of energy saving to Council staff and others
  • Providing a range of bespoke staff and Elected Member training opportunities to assist local authorities in achieving their carbon reduction aims
  • Circulating advice on all aspects of energy efficiency through local council e-mail, intranet or written staff communication systems
  • Advising local councils on the potential benefit to their work and areas of ECO
  • Joint working with local council departments on providing energy advice to the public from Council offices

The Energy Agency in partnership with South Ayrshire Council and Scottish & Southern Energy delivered the Hadyard Hill Community Energy Project within the communities of Dailly, Barr, Pinwherry and Pinmore. The project won the international Ashden Award in 2008. Click on the film to find out more.