Legislation which will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people to help their families heat their homes this winter has been laid in the Scottish Parliament.

The legislation extends the eligibility for the Child Winter Heating assistance to young people aged 16 to 18 in receipt of the enhanced daily living component of PIP (Personal Independence Payment).

A week-long programme of events and initiatives launched across the country this week to engage businesses, organisations and communities in Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency ahead of COP26.

With just over 50 days to go until COP26 comes to Glasgow, details of Scotland’s COP26 community engagement programme have been announced.

The programme of climate change activity will engage communities in the journey to net zero and empower them to take action.

People will be able to access information, advice and skills needed to thrive in a net-zero economy.

The new Green Jobs Workforce Academy, delivered by Skills Development Scotland, will help people take a greener approach to their careers, from accessing training and learning new skills, to finding a new green job.

A total of £16.5 million has been awarded to the Net Zero Technology Centre to accelerate a range of energy transition projects that will help deliver Scotland’s net-zero economy.

Seven projects will be developed through the centre’s Net Zero Technology Transition Programme (NZTTP) to transform the North Sea energy system, with a focus on emissions reduction.

Galloway Footsteps - Outside the Home

Join Galloway Glens for their fourth and final Galloway Footsteps event! This is the last of the series of four events where they have been finding out how the individual choices we all make can add up to important effects.

Galloway Footsteps - Inside the Home

Join in the third Galloway Footsteps event!

This is part of a series of four events to find out how the individual choices we all make can add up to important effects.

In this July event, 'Inside the Home', expert speakers from Home Energy Scotland will advise on the practical improvements you can make inside the home that will reduce your environmental impact - and save you money!

Scotland's water and electricity providers have joined forces to launch a shared Priority Services Register to inform customers of the free support available when they need it most.