We should all do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment by making a few simple changes to our lifestyle. So the next time you head off on holiday in Scotland, think green.
Green Tourism Business Scheme
The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), originally developed in partnership with VisitScotland, encourages tourism businesses to be environmentally friendly, whether they be hotels or guest houses, bed and breakfasts or self-catering or visitor attractions.
The GTBS has over 700 members, all of whom are rigorously assessed and given a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, depending on the level of energy-efficiency they achieve.
Members are encouraged to introduce measures which are designed to lessen the impact of their business on the environment. These can be as diverse as using low-energy light bulbs or corridor lights which go on when people approach, having local produce on menus, or promoting wildlife walks and cycle hire in their area.
Use the accommodation search to compare and book GTBS-accredited properties, and then relax in the knowledge that you're staying in the best and most environmentally-friendly accommodation in Scotland.