Our Green Policy
We ask guests to pre-order breakfast so that we can minimise food wastage.
Our supplier delivers to us 3 times a week so we don’t have to make journeys in the car to pick up guest house food supplies.
We only use free range eggs.
In the guest bedrooms we have replaced the UHT mini plastic single use cartons with a small flask of fresh milk.
Our complimentary drink products are Fair Trade.
We are currently trialling koh which is an eco-friendly home cleaning product. The Universal Cleaner has been independently audited as meeting the Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) criteria and is recommended as a preferred choice for people living with allergies and asthma by The National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice and Allergy UK. They don’t test on animals, are 100% vegan, and are listed by Choose Cruelty Free.
Koh® radically simplifies traditional cleaning methodologies and process through a highly effective yet sustainable ”clean anywhere, clean everywhere” approach.
ecover Toilet Cleaner in each bathroom
ecover Non-Bio Laundry Concentrated Detergent and Fabric Softener used for the laundry.
Who Gives a Crap
We buy Who gives a Crap Premium 100% Bamboo Toilet Paper. Made with forest friendly bamboo! As well as saving trees 50% of their profits goes to building toilets.
We have LED lightbulbs throughout the house.
The radiators in the bedrooms are fitted with thermostats so guests can adjust the temperature when the heating is on.
Outside lighting is on a movement sensor so will only come on when it is dark if someone comes through the gate.
All glass, paper, cardboard, tins are recycled.
We have had the lounge seating and chairs in the breakfast room re-upholstered instead of replacing them.
We are waiting for 4 bedroom chairs to be re-upholstered.
When we replace bedding/curtains/towels etc we take the old ones to Mary’s Meals who can either re-sell them to customers or sell them for re-cycling.
We have planted various shrubs to encourage butterflies, bees and birds.
We scattered some wildflower seeds in Spring 2019 and are waiting to see if they will be successful.
Our next steps
In the process of sourcing local environmentally friendly complimentary bathroom products.
Buy recycled printer paper when current supply runs out.
Buy refillable printer cartridges when current supply runs out.
Review electricity supplier when current contract ends.
Look into getting a collection tin for Glencoe Mountain Rescue.
What our Guests can do to help
Switch off lights and tv when not in the room.
Only request clean towels when necessary.
Don’t flush q-tips, wipes, sanitary products etc down the toilet.
In April 2019 we were awarded Visit Scotland’s Green Tourism Silver Award.