Energy: Rural Energy Consumers Short-Life Working Group


This group is no longer active.


This group was established in June 2023 and concluded its work in October 2023. Scottish Government ministers and officials continue to engage regularly with members of the group, both informally as well as through other forums.

Building upon the two energy summits chaired by the former First Minister in 2022, we established this group in June 2023 to bring together stakeholders with which to develop collaborative actions to help mitigate the impact of the cost of energy on rural consumers in Scotland. 

This is one of three short-life ministerial working groups running concurrently, each focused on a specific cohort of consumers. The other two related groups are the Vulnerable Energy Consumers Ministerial Short-Life Working Group and the Non-Domestic Energy Consumers Ministerial Short-Life Working Group.  

Related groups


  • Consumer Scotland 
  • Advice Direct Scotland 
  • Sutherland Fuel Poverty Action Group
  • Trading Standards Scotland
  • Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust
  • Scotland's Rural and Islands Housing Associations Forum
  • Consumer Scotland
  • Scottish Federation of Park Home Residents Association
  • Smart Energy GB
  • Energy Action Scotland
  • Home Energy Scotland
  • Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel
  • Sustainability First
  • Fuel Bank Foundation
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)
  • The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA)
  • The Wise Group
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)


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