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AN energy saving survey covering Linlithgow has revealed their local newspaper is the way they receive most of their information on the town.

The Transition Linlithgow questionnaire was distributed to all households and from 702 (12 per cent) returned, most locals turn to the Journal and Gazette for up to date details on what’s on in the town.

Other headline figures were that 78 per cent are walking more and 21 per cent are cycling more. Another 21 per cent are using the bus more rather than the car. Over 40 people put their names forward as being interested in Adult Cycle training which will be organised in the next few months.

Around 33 per cent are growing more food themselves and almost half are trying to shop more local. 254 people had upgraded their central heating boilers, and 38 homes said they had or were in the process of installing some form of renewable energy, mostly solar thermal panels or wood stoves.

Because very few recipients had heard of the terms ‘Peak Oil’ or ‘Transition’ the group will address this through the year with free talks, films and events.

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