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 efficient and help households, businesses and communities to reduce energy bills
  • Reduce water waste working in partnership with Scottish Water
  • 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

Loyalty Scheme Project Manager 

Noeleen Chapman - noeleen@theheatproject.scot

Business Manager

Susan Duncan - susan@theheatproject.scot

Project Support Co-ordinator

Rachael Livingston - rachael@theheatproject.scot

General Enquiries