STEWART Stevenson visited Crimond last week, to show his support for the Warmer Communities Initiative.
The Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP met with community groups at Crimond Community Centre, which has recently undergone a heating upgrade.
An old heating system was scrapped and replaced with a new, energy-efficient system which will see warmth increased and heating bills reduced.
Mr Stevenson met with members of some of the groups that use the centre including the playgroup, pensioners club and Girl Guides.
He said: “The Crimond centre provides an essential service for the local community. I’m delighted that through the ExxonMobil and Energy Action Scotland Warmer Communities fund the centre now has a new, energy efficient heating system.
I’m sure the users of the Centre will feel the benefit over the coming months.”
The Warmer Communities Initiative aims to improve energy efficiency in buildings used by local community and provide information about saving energy at home.
Committee vice-president Sheena Scott said: “The new heating system will bring real benefits to the many users of the Community Centre. With Crimond being such a small community it would have been extremely difficult for us to raise the funds required for a new heating system.”
“We are grateful to ExxonMobil and EAS - without their help and support this would not have been possible.”
Mr Stevenson added: “I encourage people to think about what they can do to make their own homes warmer and cheaper to heat.”