Our Environmental Policy
Ever since we first built our own self build home in 2002 and started as a B&B in 2003 we have been registered as a 4-Star B&B (which is a private house) with VisitScotland, which is the internationally recognized impartial and objective quality classification service in Scotland. We work with VisitScotland and our local partners, the Biggar Business Group, all organisations that share our values of quality and value for money in a friendly and sustainable environment.
We know that our guests have appreciated our wonderful countryside, fine old market town and our warm and friendly welcoming home and think that it is now time to delve a little deeper and let you know how we sustain our bit of paradise.
This is what we do:
- Recycle all our glass jars and bottles,
- Recycle all our packaging, plastics and newspapers and other print material,
- Use refillable containers for shampoos, soap and hand cream to reduce our packaging waste,
- Minimize our leftover food,
- Reduce the size of our kettles and only purchase electrical appliances that are A or A+ rated
- Use only printer paper that is sustainably managed and recycled,
- Use all low energy electric bubs,
- Use locally grown and manufactured produce, local services and local tradesmen,
- Provide full information so that our guests can enjoy a car-free stay, if they so wish,
- Encourage use of our local activities, which include walking, hill walking, cycling, fishing and golf and visits to our local museums,
- Highlight local eateries which share our values,
- Publicise our local Heritage Trail which is within easy walking distance
- Encourage use of our little historic closes to get you quickly to our High Street,
- Store cycles and motor bikes in our garage free of charge,
- Promote businesses which also have “Taste our Best” award as recognized by VS,
- Ask guests to read our “Responsible Visitor Charter” which you will find on our Green Sheet in your room brochure.
We are also proud patrons of our local Museum Trust. This is the finest small museum in Scotland and tells the incredible 14.000 year story of human habitation here in this part of Scotland. After incredibly hard work by the community and volunteers, it was opened by Princess Anne in September 2015.
We endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint and minimize our impact on our environment without compromising on the luxury and comfort of our 4-Star Quality accommodation. Please relax and enjoy your stay with us.