Types of eco-friendly accommodation
With luxury B&Bs, eco-friendly castle hotels, self-catering lodges and quirky hostels, your choice won't be limited by going green. Here are just a few of your options:
Seton Sands Holiday Village in Port Seton has adventure trails and a beach onsite. It's got nature at its heart and has a Green Tourism award and a David Bellamy Conservation Award to prove it.
As part of your booking at Torrisdale Castle in Kintyre you’ll be invited to plant one tree to off-set their carbon emissions - remember to come back and see how it’s doing!
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 glamourous.
The Green House in Ettrickbridge was built with low carbon principles, and designed to be as energy efficient as possible. As it's located on a smallholding farm, you can even try the farm’s own honey from the shop – you can’t get more local then that!
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 power sourced from a wind turbine.
The plush Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow's city centre plays its part in being sustainable through its efficient boiler system, recycling initiative and use of local suppliers, to name but a few green touches.
Designed with the environment 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.
At the The Dulaig in the Cairngorms National Park you can breakfast on eggs from their very own flock, admire an array of wild birds in the garden, and relax in the knowledge that the B&B has a Gold Green Tourism award.