Calendar lists ways to beat Falkirk’s winter woes

Angus MacDonald is helping the charity distribute the Hot Tips calendar
Angus MacDonald is helping the charity distribute the Hot Tips calendar

A free calendar with ‘Hot Tips’ on how the elderly can stay warm this winter is now available.

Charity Age Scotland has produced the handy calendar as part of its annual ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign.

It gives vital information to help older people prepare for the cold, with each calendar month focussing on a special theme.

Local MSP Angus MacDonald said: “Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ calendar is an excellent resource for older people and I would encourage my constituents to pop in to my office at 2 York Arcade and pick up a free copy.

“With winters becoming increasingly severe in Scotland, it’s important that people prepare for what can happen, and ‘Hot Tips’ contains everything you need to know.”

Greg McCracken of Age Scotland said: “Every year, ‘Hot Tips’ includes suggestions on making your home comfortable, safe and warm, as well as the latest information on welfare benefits and hints on keeping fit and healthy.”

The calendar is available from Angus’s office, Age Scotland shops and libraries.