Geothermal and heat pump


We’re please to be part of a European project looking at the potential of geothermal energy for communities which border the Atlantic Ocean. We’re working with partners in Scotland, England, France, Portugal and Spain to investigate the options for using geothermal energy to heat and power homes and businesses on Islay, Jura and Colonsay, as well as working with our partners to develop tools and resources which will assist those looking to use geothermal energy.

Project aims

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.

Community buildings

Are you part of a community group which is thinking about upgrading a heating system in the building they own or manage?  Ground or water source heat pumps might be the right solution for you.

We can offer you information and advice to help you consider whether heat pumps are the right solution for you and give you information about earning money for your community through the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Download the case study of Dunaverty village hall to see how one village hall upgraded their heating system and is earning money for the community from the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Tell us about your heat pumps!

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.

You can tell us about your geothermal or heat pump installations using our super short survey at



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