Just installed a 12KW multifuel stove with back boiler at the croft here at Benderloch near Oban....let me know if you are still having dramas finding a sweep etc, I know a bloke in Oban who sweeps chimneys/installs stoves/builds fireplaces etc and who is 100% reliable. I noticed a few comments earlier in this thread about the reluctance of local workmen to come out- let me assure you, as a born and bred Argyllshire man, that getting a local tradesman out is virtually impossible, I can't work out why, but waiting months is the norm. And I was in School with most of 'em. Interestingly, the chap I mentioned is an 'incomer' albeit from a different part of Scotland, but he comes when he says he will and does what he says he does. And cleans up.
Regards from the Croft,
Solar energy, wind turbines whatever it is then here is your place to talk about it.