Project Launch Day

The WASP project was launched to the public on Monday 12th November. 

Councillor Carolyn Wilson and Russell Ogg from Scottish Hydro Electric spoke about how the project would bring benefits not only to the people of Alness but to people across the Highlands.

The Highland Energy Efficiency Advice Centre (HEEAC) based in Inverness was on hand to give out free energy saving light bulbs and advice. Scottish Hydro Electric had some clever energy saving devices on show including an eco kettle which boils only the amount of water needed a device which measures the energy used in the house and a gadget which switches appliances off standby.  The Highland Council had a representative from Money Advice attending to talk to residents regarding money management and budgeting.

Prize Draw and kids competitions

Local residents who came to the launch had the chance to enter a free prize draw to win an energy efficient fridge freezer supplied by WASP and 40 of vouchers kindly donated by the Co-op.  The lucky winner was Mr Frank Coupar, Firhill.  Like many others, Frank is currently using our services to help him reduce his energy usage. 

WASP chair, Jennifer MacLeod presents Mr Couper with his prize of an energy efficient Fridge-freezer.

We had wind up torches to give away as prizes to the children whose pictures and word puzzles were entered in a draw. 

Pictured right is WASP committee member Kaye Begg with the lucky winners.

Despite the bad weather, we had a good turnout for the launch and over 20 local folk signed up to receive an energy advice visit.