Environment

We carefully manage our eco friendly cottages on the Isle of Mull, under the guidance of the Green Tourism Business Scheme (The GTBS).

We have been members of the GTBS since 1999, and were awarded our first Gold Award in 2002. 15 years on, and we still hold that Gold Award!  Bi-annual visits from the GTBS inspectors help to keep us on the right track. They ask a lot of questions as to what we are doing, and they offer a lot of useful advice. There is always something new to learn about, particularly as we want to keep improving our performance in managing the eco friendly cottages.

We were the first eco friendly cottages in Scotland to win both the GTBS Goldstar Award and the Carbon Footprint Award at the inaugural Green Tourism awards in 2011. Andrea Nicholas, Director of Green Tourism Business Scheme described us as ‘one of the ‘top 10′ Green Tourism Businesses in the UK’.

Our ethos after nearly 20 years at Treshnish is essentially still the same.

We want to improve our environmental performance as much as we can. Protecting young trees so they can grow. Insulating a cottage so it becomes more energy efficient.

Thinking of the future when making decisions for today.  Monitoring our energy consumption. Responsibly source and use materials.

Supporting our local community. The mantra – re-use/reduce/recycle.

We have adopted domestic scaled renewables to generate electricity and are now generating 80% of our annual requirements. We would like to encourage you to help us while you are here!

The Treshnish Green Policy 2016 is here.

Choosing a GTBS member for your accommodation should give you confidence in what is being offered, as the auditing process GTBS members go through is rigorous!

Please follow the links below to see what we are doing and how you can help whilst still enjoying your holiday in one of our eco friendly cottages!

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