‘Connecting in Communities’ Energy Cafes To Be Held In The Glenkens

At this time of year with frosty mornings and with energy prices going through the roof, our fuel bills are never far from our thoughts.


The Glenkens Community & Arts Trust ‘Connecting in Communities’ project has secured funding through the Scottish Government’s ‘Rural Communities Ideas Into Action’ fund to host a number of Energy Cafes. The cafes are being held in partnership with the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere and with Home Energy Scotland. They will be held in Crossmichael, Balmaclellan and Carsphairn on the following dates:


Crossmichael Memorial Hall, Saturday 12 March 11am – 4pm

The Smiddy, Balmaclellan, Saturday 19th March 11am – 4pm

Lagwyne Hall Carsphairn, Sunday 27th March 11am – 4pm


Home Energy Scotland will be on hand to give advice on energy saving, plus information on grants and loans that can make your home warmer. We are hoping to have Citizens Advice attend to offer advice on fuel poverty and how to get out of it. There will also be a limited number of Energy Monitors available for people to borrow, to find out where they are using the most energy within their houses and adjust accordingly.


Sweet treats and tea and coffee will be available throughout the day so please feel free to drop in for a chat about how you can save money on your bills and pick up some tips on staying warm.


We hope that, should these Energy Cafes prove popular and useful, we can roll them out to other communities within the Glenkens this year.

For more information, please contact [email protected]


This project is supported by the Rural Communities Ideas into Action fund, supported by the Scottish Government and delivered by Inspiring Scotland to encourage and support innovative approaches to community-led local development in rural communities across Scotland.

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