FIFERS are being invited to share opinions on proposed new laws on heating systems.

A session will take place in the Dunfermline Carnegie Library on Friday, February 9, from 1.30pm, where the public will have the chance to learn more about what is being proposed in the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Bill and share opinions to help shape the final Bill through facilitated discussion.

It's open to homeowners or tenants of privately owned homes, plus any type of owner or tenant of a non-domestic building.

They are not open to social housing and new build homes as these are not within the scope of this consultation as they are subject to separate guidance and regulations.

A consultation, ongoing until March, provides the opportunity to comment on the proposals to make new laws around the heating systems that can be used in our homes and places of work to help Scotland reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach legally binding net zero targets.

The 65-minute session is being delivered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, on behalf of the Scottish Government to support the consultation and allow people to engage further with the process.

Katie Murray, Environment and Place Services Manager said: “Our journey to net zero has begun, and we all have a role to play in learning more about the action we can take to combat climate change, as well as identifying actions we can take.

"Heating our homes, especially at this time of year, and during a cost-of-living crisis, is something we all care about.

“The sessions we are facilitating on behalf of the Scottish Government, will give people the chance to learn more about proposals being made in the Heat in Buildings Bill and to voice their opinions.

“We look forward to welcoming people to the sessions as we host them across Scotland.”