Living in such a beautiful part of the world really brings home the importance of protecting the planet. We do try our best to reduce waste, use resources wisely and not introduce any more chemicals into the environment than we need to.
We are members of ?Green Tourism? which is considered one of the most rigorous certification programmes of its kind. It is the only one independently validated by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) on behalf of VisitEngland, VisitWales and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and is endorsed by VisitScotland and Failte Ireland.
We provide chilled tap water in your room fridge which is refreshed each morning if you wish. The water from the tap in the bathroom comes direct from the mains, not from a tank, and is fine to drink. We will always refill water bottles for you.
Whenever possible, we source locally produced food in order to support the island community and to reduce the carbon footprint of our provision.
Towels and Linen
We follow ?Visit Scotland? recommendations and change towels once every three days. We are happy to change towels on a more frequent basis if you require.
We recycle as much as possible including paper, cardboard, aluminium cans, and glass and plastic bottles. If you want to leave such items next to the bin it makes it easier for us to sort the rubbish. We recycled hundreds of plastic water bottles last year. We will always wash and refill them for you to save you money and another plastic bottle.
We have chosen guest toiletries that are made in the UK and come in recyclable packaging. The product inside the bottle is quite nice as well!
We use Method and Bio-D environmentally friendly cleaning products to minimise harmful effects to the environment.
We would ask you to switch off your room lights when you leave.
Following advice from ?Green Tourism? we are starting a Nature Book in order to encourage an interest in the environment. Please feel free to note in it any comments on the fauna and flora of the island. It would help other guests if you also noted where and when you saw it. Hopefully, this will build into an interesting and informative reference source for other guests as time goes by.