Nature, the environment and our legacy

A little on our long term commitment to the future 🌿

We love the Highlands and are so proud of the environment that we have inherited.  We want to pass it on in a better state than we started with.

We also want to do more than our share of “weight lifting” as we all focus on combating the climate challenge.

Our MISSION is to become a net zero tourism business by December 2025 and to encourage all our team members, the local community, and our guests to an ever-increased awareness of – and appreciation for – the environment.  

Over the last 2 years, we’ve made some big strides.  Guests will see this in the electric vehicles bobbing about the place.  They will feel it in the lovely warm waters of the hot tub: powered by air source heaters, rather than conventional electric elements.

Over the next 2 years, we need to step up to the real challenge. This will involve getting a handle on the carbon footprint of the business and pulling together the steps to achieve net zero.

Help us to tread lightly and enjoy your break in the Highlands by exploring all our amazing local treks and paths on foot.  Or, take a couple of our electric bikes for a spin to experience the thrill they offer!

Our ACTIONS are built around the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge:

Community engagement

We hire local and pay the real living wage, or above. We source locally wherever possible and are proud to support so many local businesses in doing so.  We have an annual budget of £2k which we use to support various local, and community causes.

 

 

Energy conservation

Notice the LED lighting everywhere? Many are motion-activated lights and we have programmable thermostats and efficient climate control systems.  We’re moving to air source heating across the operation and have made the switch to all-electric vehicles on the estate.
 

 

Water conservation

Includes: automatic flush toilets, low-flow urinals, toilets and showerheads, high-pressure dishwashers, capturing and using rainwater, reusing greywater, etc.

 

 

Reduce waste

Our daily actions include: recycling, composting, reducing the use of single-use disposable items, reducing food waste with smaller portions, etc.  Asking our guests what breakfast items they want, rather than over-providing.

 

 

Reduce single-use plastics

Includes: using eco-friendly alternatives instead of plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, toiletries, etc.