In Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park we are working to become one of the world’s most eco-friendly destinations, but we need your help. We can all reduce our impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very important role to play in helping us conserve the Parks natural assets and become a more sustainable destination.

At Ardlogie Guest House and Bothy, we are trying to do ‘our bit’ by shopping locally, recycling, using energy saving devices and reducing our waste output.

Here are some ideas on how you can help:

Otters1. Conserve Energy

Reduce energy by switching off lights, en suite lights/extractor fans when not in use and closing windows if the heating is on.

2. Give the car a rest

Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. If you need help or advice, just ask.

3. Shop Local

Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink and arts and crafts. Ask us about local markets or local and regional produce.

Ptarmigan-Simon-Eaves4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Please support us in our efforts to recycle, especially glass, paper, cardboard and cans. Curbside recycling in Aviemore is not yet as comprehensive as in some parts of the UK – the blue bin on the driveway is for paper, plastic bottles and cans only. Please just leave other items in your rooms and we will recycle for you.

You can also try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. Guests are also encouraged to participate in this initiative by volunteering to have their towels & bed linen changed less often on request.

Thistle5. Be Water Wise

The North of Scotland has some of the UK’s highest costs for water treatment and flood defence so please use water wisely, e.g. by turning off the tap when brushing your teeth.

6. Respect nature

Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways responsibly. Ensure you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

And most importantly have a great time when you are here- we’d like you to come back!

Finally, if you feel there is anything else we could be doing to reduce our environmental impact please let us know.

FEEL GOOD – Be a Responsible Visitor!