About Us

About The Heat Project

Our Mission


The HEAT Project is an initiative of the Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust (BRDT). The project is funded by The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to fight climate change by reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of the communities in Blairgowrie, Rattray and the Glens.


In line with the Climate Challenge Fund directive, our prime focus is to provide households, businesses and communities with energy saving advice to help them reduce their energy bills and water usage. Our secondary focus is to work with communities to continuously research and review initiatives that could help reduce carbon footprint and increase environmental sustainability. Such initiatives include e.g. the assessment of a local loyalty scheme and facilitation of an online fresh food distribution platform to help promote produce from local producers and suppliers to local consumers and businesses.

   

In summary, our mission is to :

  • Educate the community and raise awareness about how to become more energy sufficient and help households, businesses and communities to reduce energy bills
  • Reduce water waste
  • Reduce food waste
  • Reduce shopping related carbon footprint by helping to introduce initiatives to entice people to shop locally and directly from local producers
  • Collaborate with other groups such as the Blairgowrie & Rattray District Climate Café on issues affecting the environment


If you are interested in finding out how we got to where we are today, click here to read about our history.

Meet The Team

Project Manager

Martin Mathers - martin@theheatproject.scot


Business Manager (maternity leave)

Noeleen Chapman - noeleen@theheatproject.scot


Project Support Coordinator

Susan Duncan - susan@theheatproject.scot


Energy Advisor

Rachel Comrie - rachel@theheatproject.scot


Project Officer

Elly Nicoll - elly@theheatproject.scot


Temporary Project Support Assistant

Rachael Livingston - admin@theheatproject.scot

HEAT Matters!

Welcome to The HEAT Project's monthly newsletter - HEAT Matters!