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 continue to be members of Green Tourism which is considered one of the most rigorous certification programmes of its kind. We have been awarded a Green Tourism Bronze Award in recognition of the efforts we are making to create a responsible business. We have also secured the highest possible sustainability rating from Booking.com.
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 your water bottles for you - feel free to use the water filter in the snug too.
Food & Drink
Whenever possible, we source locally produced food in order to support the island community and to reduce the carbon footprint of our provision. We serve a 100% vegetarian and plant-based menu.
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.
Recycling and composting
We recycle as much as possible including paper, cardboard, aluminium cans, and glass and plastic bottles. We compost on site - with recycling and discrete composting bins (for ground coffee granules and plastic free tea bags) in all bedrooms. UK guests can now take away our used coffee grinds - excellent for nourishing your gardens.
We have chosen guest toiletries (Noble Isle) that are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and made in the UK. We have switched our toilet paper. We are no longer using chemically bleached white paper imported from China and are now pleased to stock Naked Sprout's unbleached sustainably sourced bamboo paper, made in the EU.
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.
Travel and Transport
Skye is an increasingly popular destination for cyclists and walkers. We have a secure bicycle shed on site and facilities to ensure that your walking gear dries, ready for your next encounter with Skye's climate.
We have two Volt Pulse electric bikes available for hire and have a EV charging point. Guests can use this, for a charge = £0.45 per kwh.
Getting to Skye by public transport is straightforward, with excellent train and bus services from Inverness. Travelling around the Island is more challenging as there is no rail network on the island. Bus services do start and finish in nearby Dunvegan. There are good local taxi services available, which can connect guests to the public transport network.
Garden and grounds
We are now cultivating our back garden (and that adjacent to guest parking) to become a wildflower meadow that will support pollinators while also providing a home for a diverse range of birds. We'll continue to maintain a lawn to the front of the property, but are committed to investing in more plants that will also enhance the biodiversity around Roskhill House.