WEST FIFE tenants have received free energy-efficient appliances from their housing provider.

Residents at John Connolly Court in Dunfermline were given slow cookers and air fryers in a new initiative from housing provider Bield.

A total of 688 tenants across Scotland were given a cooking appliance after Bield received a £33,000 grant from the Housing Fuel Support Fund – Round Two, funded by the Scottish Government and administered by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.

Bield teamed up with electrical retailer AO to roll out these appliances in a bid to lower energy consumption levels.

Tracey Howatt, director of customer experience at Bield, said: “It’s very important to us that we make decisions which positively impact the environment whilst simultaneously putting the needs of our tenants at the heart of our operations."

Alongside their slow cookers or air fryers, tenants were given a cookbook with six different meals, designed to help tenants make healthy food with their new appliances.