Everyone's at it these days, so why not do it on holiday too? We're talking about being eco-friendly, of course! Simple actions can make a big difference, and the great news is that there are a wide range of possibilities for eco-conscious travellers in Scotland.

It's easy to enjoy a low-impact Scottish break. You'll find plenty of accommodation providers and attractions that put the welfare of our planet at the heart of what they do, environmentally friendly travel options and a host of outdoor activities that don't harm the earth.

Conservation holidays

These are holidays with an environmentally friendly twist and will certainly leave you with the feel-good factor. Help to preserve nature, the countryside and historic buildings for future generations. Who says holidays can't be productive?

Feel good while doing good.

Green on the go

Thanks to Scotland's public transport network, cycle paths and walking routes, green travel options are aplenty. Many bus operators have electric and hybrid vehicles in their fleet, helping reduce the impact of your holiday on the environment. Or if you drive by electric car, you can locate charging points across the country.

What is green tourism?

Great news: regular accommodation, attractions, tour companies and tourism businesses are all reducing, re-using and recycling to make your holiday more sustainable.

Many of these eco-friendly places have a bronze, silver or gold award from Green Tourism in recognition for providing a good quality of service, working to minimise their energy and water consumption, and meeting various ecological standards.

Green Tourism members also work to source produce, products and materials locally where possible, and responsibly with the help of ethical initiatives such as the Fairtrade Foundation.

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