We are working to reduce the impact our home has on the environment in accordance with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
We recycle as much as we can, including paper, plastic, cardboard, glass, batteries, ink cartridges and clothes.
Our house is fully double glazed and insulated.
We have solar panels.
When buying new electrical appliances we make sure that we buy the most energy efficient possible.
All radiators are fitted with thermostatic valves.
We line dry our laundry and try to avoid using the tumble drier.
We have an ongoing programme to replace all lightbulbs with low energy ones
We asks guests to order their breakfasts the evening before, this helps reduces food waste.
We source as much food locally as possible and we try to use seasonal produce.
We grow some of our own vegetables and bake our own bread, cakes and biscuits.
We ask guests not to leave any electrical appliances on when they are not in the room.
Our beds and furniture are all British made and have been supplied by our local furniture store in Edinbane.
Our sheepskins are either from our own flock of sheep or from Skyeskyns in Waternish.
We support local artists and are establishing a collection of local art.
We use Fairtrade products on the hospitality trays. We provide fresh milk and filtered water on request to reduce packaging.
The complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms are made in Scotland and are free from Paraben preservatives.
We have a towel policy, we only replace towels if they are left in the shower or bath.
The showers have water saving eco heads.
We do not use any pesticides, weed killers or chemicals of any kind on our land.
We have a flock of local Hebridean sheep and also Herdwick sheep which we use for lamb production, meat and wool.
We have our own chickens and ducks and pigs.
We encourage our guests to stay longer and get to know the local area. We have maps and information on local walks and attractions. We publicise local events and local crafts people and artists.
We try to keep paper records to a minimum, we communicate by email whenever possible and only print invoices on request.
We welcome any suggestions you might have to help minimise our impact on the environment.