At Kinlochlaich we have a Gold Award for Green Tourism. Wherever you are from – town, city, village or farm – we welcome you to join in our efforts to be ‘green’. There are lots of advantages living in the West Highlands– clean air, lots of water, wildlife, local food, superb outdoor activities.
- We have our own water supply from a burn off the hill which is treated using uv light and no nasty chemicals.
- There is information in every property on where to buy local food.
- You can hire bicycles, go ponytrekking or take a guided hill walk – all from the village.
- Heating and lighting (nearly all bulbs are now low wattage) is from electricity (including off peak), wood burning (some properties) and modern oil boiler.
- We have a wildlife checklist for you to add to. It already includes pine marten, sea eagles, goldcrests and white ermine moths!
- Rubbish is recycled as much as possible. We separate paper, glass, plastic bottles, tins and make our own compost.
- We have a septic tank and therefore only use eco-friendly cleaning products.
- There is a bus stop within walking distance where you can get a bus going in Oban direction or Fort William direction.
- National Cycle Network – Route 78 – Oban to Fort William is also within walking distance and is a great place for walking or cycling safely (with or without children!) It is possible to go some distance and catch the bus back.
Kinlochlaich House – Green Policy
At Kinlochlaich we try to minimise the impact of our activities on the environment and we continually strive to live & work in a sustainable way.
We undertake to:
- Comply with any relevant environmental legislation and follow guidelines of good practice.
- Reduce the use of energy and other finite resources.
- Reduce amount of waste and reuse or recycle whenever possible.
- Minimise pollution by continually evaluating possible emissions.
- Raise awareness, learn from others, work at home and in the community to improve sustainable business practices.
- Purchase and use products and services that try to minimise their impact on the environment.