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Aberdeenshire

We are pleased to share success stories, learning and reflection from Climate Challenge Fund through the final reports of projects from Aberdeenshire.

Room to Roam Green Travel Hub, run by  Huntly Development Trust

Grant awarded: £171,327.00

Project dates: 1 May 2014 - 31 March 2016

The Room to Roam Green Travel Hub worked to provide, develop and promote lower carbon travel alternatives to reduce car use and carbon emissions in and around Huntly, Aberdeenshire. Huntly Development Trust, together with their partners worked to develop a car club, E-bike rental scheme and video conferencing facilities as well as promoting cycling, walking and public transport. In addition to cutting carbon emissions the project aimed to improve local access to employment and training opportunities and help cut the cost of rural living.

Read the final report:

Room to Roam Green Travel Hub - CCF Final Report

 

Royal Tarlair Golf Club RTGC Energy Efficiency Project

Grant awarded: £165,928

Project dates: 20 January 2014 - 31 March 2016

Royal Tarlair Golf Club RTGC Energy Efficiency Project installed replacement windows, insulation, draught proofing, LED lighting and water reduction measures to reduce energy use and carbon emissions at the Clubhouse in Macduff. The reduction in energy use and carbon emissions helped to decrease running costs and tackle climate change. The Clubhouse is used by many community groups and the Project worked with them to provide advice on how they could reduce their own energy use, carbon emissions and costs through adoption of energy efficient measures and lower carbon transport options such as lift sharing.

Read the final report:

Royal Tarlair Golf Club RTGC Energy Efficiency Project - CCF Final Report

 

The Udny Energy Efficiency Project, run by Dr Spence Memorial hall Committee

Grant awarded: £150,000

Project dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The Udny Energy Efficiency Project used the Udny Green Hall as an example of how public buildings as well as individual households can significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon-footprints. This project, with the support of the Climate Challenge Fund and the Udny Community Development Trust, worked to bring hall users and the community living around the hall, closer together and to create a more attractive, energy-efficient hall. This aimed to help secure the hall’s long-term future as a community-run facility and encourage the various households within the hall’s own community of users to reduce their own carbon footprints.

Read the final report:

The Udny Energy Efficiency Project - CCF Final Report