The Scottish Government has awarded nearly £2 million to build the first geothermal heating system north of the border in nearly two decades on the site of a former Johnnie Walker bottling plant. The 23-acre brownfield site at Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire is being redeveloped as a low-carbon development, incorporating a renewable energy centre and geothermal heating system. The HALO regeneration scheme will receive £1.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund-backed Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme for a new geothermal heating system. It will provide low cost, renewable energy for new affordable homes and business units being developed on the site. There are two more geothermal plants in Scotland.
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