Types of eco-friendly accommodation
Looking for a budget-friendly and social way to see Scotland? Choose an eco-friendly hostel. Loch Ossian Youth Hostel on the banks of Loch Ossian has an environmentally-friendly back-to-basics approach to holidays, with sustainable comforts, such as their power source coming from a wind turbine.
Got the family, the dog and the kitchen sink with you? Pitch up at an environmentally-friendly holiday park. Seton Sands Holiday Village in Port Seton, East Lothian has adventure trails and a beach onsite. It's got nature at its heart and a Green Tourism award to prove it.
Combine a little luxury with traditional camping and you get glamping! Go green and stay in a luxury 5-star glamping pod on the estate of Dundas Castle in South Queensferry for an eco-friendly holiday. The pods are completely sustainable with composting toilets, and solar and propane power, whilst still being glamorous.
We love B&B's in Scotland, and at The Dulaig in the Cairngorms National Park you can tuck into eggs for breakfast from their very own flock of chickens, admire an array of wild birds in the garden, and relax in the knowledge that the B&B has a Gold Green Tourism award.
If you fancy feeling right at home, book into self-catering accommodation in Scotland. Try the Green House in Ettrickbridge which was built on low carbon principles and designed to be as energy efficient as possible. Located on a smallholding farm, you can even try the farm's own honey from the shop - you don't get more local than that!
Lodge holidays in Scotland offer a way to get back to nature. Designed with the environment in mind, the Eco Lodges at the Mains in Croy fuse state-of-the-art green technology and luxury living to ensure that you have a fantastic break without harming the earth.
Many of Scotland's castles offer the opportunity for you to stay the night. On the Mull of Kintyre, Torrisdale Castle invites all their guests to plant a tree to off-set their carbon emissions - remember to come back and see how it's doing!
Looking for luxury without harming the planet? The plush Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow city centre plays its part in being sustainable through its efficient boiler system, recycling initiative and use of local suppliers, to name a few green touches. But whatever your budget, Scotland has plenty eco hotels to choose from.