Fuel Poverty

We have been teaming up with other organisations to campaign on fuel poverty in rural and island Scotland. 

Most recently, we contributed to a new report, commissioned by Rural & Islands Housing Associations Forum (RIHAF), Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth Group (HIHAAW) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which evidences the drivers, impacts, and extent of fuel poverty in rural Scotland. It outlines a series of interlinking factors which combine and compound each other to produce a ‘perfect storm’ for severe fuel poverty in rural Scotland. 

The research has resulted in a series of solutions to fuel poverty in rural Scotland, identified by the stakeholders who contributed to the research process. These are presented in an accompanying document Fuel Poverty in Rural Scotland: The Solutions.