Free Expert Energy Advice

We provide a free , professional energy advice service to households , private landlords and tenants to help them reduce their energy bills and meet Scottish Government Energy Efficiency Targets. Our project area (North and East Perthshire)covers Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie and Rattray, Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Birnam and Perth .

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Monday-Thursday 9:30 – 16:30

Welcome to The HEAT Project

The HEAT Project, part of Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust, has been awarded a grant of £99,045 over two years from Ofgem’s Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme on April 2021.

We are also funded by the Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust

Our project has delivered direct energy saving advice to over 500 households in North Eastern and Highland Perthshire, helping achieve significant savings in energy bills and has helped households to install new insulation, alternative heating systems and reduce annual CO2 emission in the area by over 2000 tonnes.

Our project area is North Eastern and Highland Perthshire, including Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie and Rattray, Pitlochry, Dunkeld , Birnam and Perth.

We also provide a free energy advice service to private landlords and tenants to help them reduce their energy bills and meet Scottish Government Energy Efficiency Targets.

Private landlords must be able to provide a valid energy performance certificate for every property they rent, and make this EPC freely available.

Any new tenancy will need to have an EPC of at least band E by a date to be announced (previously 1 October 2020 but delayed due to the Covid emergency), and band D by 1 April 2022.

Going forward, all rented properties need to have an EPC of at least band E by 31 March 2022, and band D by 31 March 2025.

Scottish energy performance certificate

While it is the landlords responsibility to ensure that a private rented property meets required standards for energy efficiency, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce your energy bills.

This ranges from simple behaviour changes through to using energy efficient electrical equipment. Please see our hints and tips section for more information.


Martin Mathers-Project manager



Craig Thompson-Energy advisor


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What others say


The work of The HEAT Project is instrumental in helping to provide households, businesses and communities with energy savings advice to help them reduce their energy bills and water usage. It’s engagement with the local communities to research and review initiatives also helps towards reducing the carbon footprint and increasing environmental sustainability.

Perth and Kinross Council

The North East Home Energy Scotland advice centre fully supports The HEAT Project and strongly believes that the aims of the project are both worthwhile and achievable.

Home Energy Scotland

The HEAT Project has supplied a great deal of information along with support for the general public to use as a reference for “best practice” guide to insulate the property with any grants or loans which may be available at the time.

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