Exploring the potential of Geothermal

August 28, 2018


IET are please to be part of a European project looking at the potential of geothermal energy for communities which border the Atlantic Ocean.

Alongside partners in Scotland, England, France, Portugal and Spain, we will be investigating the options for using geothermal energy to heat and power homes and businesses on Islay, Jura and Colonsay as part of the GeoAtlantic project, as well as working with our partners to develop tools and resources which will assist those looking to use geothermal energy.  We aim to develop a geothermal resource which can be used as a pilot project and learning resource for local people and the wider GeoAtlantic community.

The project is in its early stages but we’re keen to hear from anyone on Islay, Jura or Colonsay currently using a ground source, air source or water source heat pump in their home or business, or from anyone thinking about installing one.

To let us know about your system, or for more info, contact the GeoAtlantic project Development Officer, Kirsten Gow, at kirsten.gow@islayenergytrust.org.uk or call 01496 301413.


Home Energy Efficiency Grants Available

June 15, 2018

Keeping Warm in Older Homes – Your invitation to attend this event

March 21, 2018

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keeping-warm-in-older-homes-bowmore-islay-tickets-43780067360?aff=ebdssbnotavail


Localised Energy Supply Project

November 14, 2017

Islay Energy Trust has evaluated the various bids received during the tender process for this project and have awarded the contract for the work to Community Energy Scotland.  The project will start shortly.

Localised Energy Supply Development – 02 Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold) – visit Public Contracts Scotland and register to download Notice and Invitation to Tender

October 18, 2017

Awesome Energy Community Share Offer

March 28, 2017

View this share offer in the Community Renewables page…………

AGM November 2016

November 8, 2016




The 11th AGM of the Islay Energy Trust was held on 2nd November 2016 at Islay High School.
Stephen Harrison, Chair, opened the meeting. George Dean, Treasurer, presented the accounts for the year ended March 2016 and confirmed that these had been independently examined and no concerns had been raised. The accounts have been lodged with OSCR and Companies House in line with the statutory requirements. A presentation illustrating the income and expenditure in detail was given.
There had been no nominations for election received prior to the AGM. Deborah Bryce and Alex Dunnachie (both of Jura) were formally elected to the IET Board. One Director (Islay McEachern) retired by rotation but had expressed his willingness to continue.
The meeting was followed by presentations covering the Islay Energy Community Benefit Fund and the Wind Turbine Report.

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