Going green on your travels has never been easier. From free water bottle refill stations and sensory gardens to a walkable town centre and available public transport, there are many businesses, attractions and organisations in Oban & Lorn doing their part for the environment.
The largest sustainable certification programme of its kind, the Green Tourism Business Scheme award recognises places to stay and visit that take action to support the local area and wider environment. Businesses that meet the standard for a GTBS award receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold award based on their level of achievement. Businesses are assessed on areas including Management and Marketing, Social Involvement and Communication, Energy, Water, Purchasing, Waste, Travel, Natural and Cultural Heritage and Innovation.
St Hilda Sea Adventures is the newest addition to Lorn’s Green Tourism family, having recently been awarded a Silver certificate for their commitment to sustainable travel.
Cruachan Visitor Centre achieved the Gold Award for Green Tourism in 2019 in recognition of their environmentally friendly practices in their shop and cafe.
Ben Cruachan Inn, with a strong track record in sustainable practises and an intrinsic belief in the need for green measures beyond the legal requirements, scored particularly well by the Assessor and is now a proud Silver Award holder with plans in place to work towards attaining the Gold status with Green Tourism.
Clan Cottages was awarded the Gold for their environmental efforts, including nurturing wildlife and planting trees around their property.
Other Oban & Lorn attractions that have been recognised by Green Tourism include Crarae and Arduaine Gardens, Dunstaffnage Castle and Bonawe Iron Furnace.
For more information www.green-tourism.com