Fire crews were called out to an Aberdeenshire hotel this afternoon after reports of smoke in the main building.
Snuggling up in front of a real fire is what winter is all about, but a wood-burning stove is often better than an open fire. Here are our top-five tips for installing and using wood-burning stoves 1. As great as open fires are in many ways, they are not very energy efficient, at only around 20%. Wood-burning stoves are much more efficient, at around 70-90%, so you get all the benefits of a real fire without most of your money going up in smoke.