We believe that we all have a responsibility to look after the planet. And as we live in such a beautiful place, The Isle of Skye, we are reminded daily of the hard work needed to care for the environment.
These are the environmental principles we are committed to:
Minimising waste – identifying opportunities to minimise waste across the business: from not overloading plates with excess food, to careful ordering and management of ingredients and careful selection of products used throughout the business.
Encouraging Re-use & Re-cycling – we’ve already started by maximising the re-use of second hand and reconditioned furniture, as well as implementing recycling systems within the business.
Reducing Carbon – we’re continually reviewing and researching suppliers, and identifying energy-saving opportunities to be implemnted
Plan to remove unnecessary use of plastics – we have an ongoing, work-in-progress action plan in conjunction with suppliers to constantly review the use of plastics within our business.
We’re not saying we’re perfect – it’s an ongoing commitment that will take lots of hard work and if you have any suggestions we’d love to hear them, so please get in touch!
What we’ve achieved so far
Minimising waste – achievements
- Not overloading plates with food, that can be wasted
- Designing/planning dishes and menus that use as much of an ingredient as possible.
Encouraging Re-use & Re-cycling
- Recycling systems implemented across front of house, kitchen and housekeeping
- Investment in two large composting units to compost raw vegetables in a hygienic manner (Summer 2021)
- We use refillable shower gel and shampoo containers in our bathrooms
- We have ‘Who gives a crap’ 100% recycled toilet paper
- Using second hand and reconditioned furniture vs brand new across the restaurant
Reducing Carbon – achievements
- All our bed linen is cotton seersucker which doesn’t require ironing as it has a beautiful crinkled finish.
- We air-dry as much of our linen as possible – on wet days we have Sheila Maid clothes airers in our laundry room and when the weather is kind we dry linen outside.
- Our bedrooms have stainless steel mini-kettles so that only the required amount of water is boiled.
- We have replaced most of our light bulbs with energy-saving light bulbs.
Removing un-necessary use of plastics – achievements
- Ordering/prioritising products for the shop and kitchen that aren’t plastic wrapped
- You wont see plastic straws in use
- We’d prefer you to have a re-usable mug rather than a takeaway cup (which are also compostable)
- Where it is necessary to replace furniture, we are introducing pieces made from natural materials and in most cases solid wood.
- All duvets and pillows are feather and down.
- Kettles in bedrooms are stainless steel and water is supplied in refillable glass bottles.