A £6.9 million project to install biomass boilers at schools across the Scottish Highlands has been completed.
Developer Robertson Northern says schools will see reduced energy bills and warmer buildings now the renewable energy generators are installed, particularly during the cold winter months.
Procured through the Scape National Major Works framework, the firm has completed work at 10 schools across the Highland Council area.
All 10 sites are now ready to use the new equipment ahead of the school term starting – the last school to be upgraded with the green heating system was Edderton Primary.
Completion of the project marks the end of a larger four-year scheme to install energy efficient heating at 30 schools across the region, with a number of community centres and swimming pools also benefiting from their shared systems being upgraded.
Councillor Allan Henderson, Chair of the Highland Council’s Places Committee, said: “By making the switch, not only are we providing a cost-effective cleaner, greener energy alternative to more traditional heating methods but we are also cutting emissions, which is good news for the environment.
“It’s a win-win situation as staff and pupils will benefit from having an improved environment to work in and they will also notice significant reductions in the running costs for their schools.”