A Warm Glow Heats Kelso

By Courtnay Baird

Kelso is aglow again after the gas was turned back on after almost 72 hours without heating.

Gas engineers have been working since Monday morning to fix a problem which had caused 3000 properties in Kelso and 70 in nearby Ednam to go without heating, in some of the coldest weather conditions of the year.

Speaking to Dunedin Napier News, Laura Young, Press officers for Scottish Gas Networks said: “All properties affected were visited by 9:30pm last night and everyone we could get access to had their gas supply turned back on. A few houses we could not gain access to last night will be getting turned on this morning.”

Without gas many properties were unable to cook, wash or heat, but facilities were set up in Kelso High School including a canteen for residents and warm areas to sit. SGN engineers concentrated on ensuring all residents were given temporary heaters.

Laura Young, said: “I would like to congratulate all engineers on working in very cold conditions and dealing as quickly as possible with all customers, especially paying attention to the elderly and vulnerable.”