Here at Clan Cottages we consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to live in such a stunningly beautiful part of Scotland. We wish to ensure that Clan Cottages and its surrounding area remains a site of outstanding natural beauty
Climate change is a growing concern. It is up to us to take matters into our own hands and reduce our carbon footprints. We are trying to do the best we can, by ensuring we meet and exceed current environmental legislation, and prevent pollution to the surrounding area. This is a job in progress and one we will continue to work on. We would encourage all our guests to try to be as ecofriendly as possible while they are here and to please offer us any suggestions to help us on our way.
Here are some of the ways we try to reduce our carbon footprint and try to minimise waste, energy use and environmental impact.
We are members of the R.S.P.B. and a survey carried out by visitors staying in 2008 showed we have over 40 species of birds around our cottages and some rare moths butterflies and dragon flies. To encourage birds and insects we continually plant plants which are perfect for pollinators ie: Pieris, Buddleja, Clematis, Berberis, Cape Daisies, etc, etc.
We have been awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award for our environmental efforts and you can find out more about this by visiting the Green Tourism website.
We have also planted over 100 native trees which we grew from seed which we collected within a 5 miles radius of our cottages. We used to have our own native tree nursery on site and grew up to 60,000 native trees every year.
We thank you for helping us to be as eco friendly as we can. If we all do a little bit we can make a big difference. Enjoy your stay at Clan Cottages and don’t forget, on a clear night with no light pollution our night sky is amazing!
John and Mary
‘Cum ur n’aire’ – Remember your Roots