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 a few of 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.
- We use refillable shower gel and shampoo containers in our bathrooms
- We have ‘Who gives a crap’ 100% recycled toilet paper
Reducing Carbon – we’ve started by thinking about our suppliers and identifying energy-saving opportunities that will be implemented over the coming weeks, months and years.
- 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 are slowly replacing bulbs with energy-saving light bulbs.
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.
- 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.
You won’t see plastic straws in use and we don’t provide takeaway cups, instead, we encourage you to commit to a re-usable mug for travelling.
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!