Monday, February 19, 2024

Ancient Scots church to be powered by clean energy from River Clyde after grant

The Govan Stones – Early medieval carved stones displayed at the Govan Old  Parish Church in Glasgow

An ancient church is to be powered by clean energy direct from the Clyde.

Govan Old Church in Glasgow, which was closed in 2007 before being saved by the community, will receive a £150,000 grant for a River Source Heat Pump – slashing emissions by 90 per cent.

It will benefit from a £5million Net Zero Fund provided by SP Energy Networks, part of the ScottishPower group.

Although the majority of the church was built in the 19th century, the site dates back to the 5th century and is among the oldest places of worship in Scotland.

It boasts the famous Govan Stones, considered among the most impressive collections of early medieval sculpture in Europe, dating back to the Vikings.

The grants are aimed at helping charities and groups in vulnerable communities decarbonise and ensure they aren’t left behind by net zero.