MSP Comment on Minister for Zero Carbon Building, Active Travel & Tenants’ Rights visit to Linlithgow with Solar Energy Scotland

Commenting on the visit of the Minister for Zero Carbon Building, Active Travel & Tenants’ Rights, Patrick Harvie MSP, to Linlithgow to meet with Solar Energy Scotland at Linlithgow Sports Club on Friday 23rd September, Fiona Hyslop MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency said:

“I am pleased that the Minister has visited Linlithgow and visited the solar energy project at the Rugby Club, part of a successful local project with local businesses and organisations, and learns of the need for Government to provide some facilitation and resource funding as the benefits are significant in the road to Net Zero for our towns.

“I am proud of the hard work, passion and ingenuity of those involved in the towns energy projects and the Linlith-go-Solar project is a great example of strong community-led work to tackle climate change issues in our own town.

“As Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee we produced a Report into  Energy Price Rises which highlighted the importance of Government working in partnership with local community-based groups.

“These partnerships will be crucial as we continue to deal with the need to deliver renewable energy projects which can cut energy bills for businesses and homes and my hope is that Linlithgow Community Development Trust’s inspirational work, the lessons they have learned and the skills they have developed can be used to share their experience with communities across Scotland.”