We are committed to an environmentally responsible form of hospitality at The Torridon, caring for our guests in a way which makes as little negative impact on our environment as possible.
We believe this is good for everyone and certainly makes sense to us.
Here are some of the ways we do our best to minimise our footprint.
- we replaced 9 boilers and water heaters with a modern biomass boiler
- staff members have completed Carbon Management programme and we have a resident Green Team coming up with a steady stream of ideas
- fully integrated staff recycling programme for all areas of the business
- we installed environmentally friendly grease removal machines in the kitchen
- we recycle all used cooking oil
- we have motion detector lighting in hotel corridors and public restrooms
- modular reusable light bulbs are in place throughout the hotel
- halogen spotlights in the hotel and inn have been replaced with LED lighting
- extra insulation has been installed in the hotel and inn
- Bee friendly toiletries supplied at the Inn, with honey and certified organic extracts of red clover, calendula, lemongrass and chamomile, BeeKind is as soothing as it is stylish. A portion of the net profits of this product supports honey bee and sustainable pollination research.
- installed 50kw Rapid Electric vehicle charger with free charging for all
- To offer our guests a more sustainable travel option, we have formed a partnership with Whitecar, a fully electric rental car company providing Tesla vehicles.
- outside sodium lighting lighting replaced with LED lights and PIR operated
- Sponsorship of our own bee hives and production of honey
- 2 acre kitchen garden and polytunnel, growing our own herbs, fruits and vegetables for the restaurants
- 12 hectare Rhodedendron clearance programme with a forestry plan to regenerate the native woodlands and create mountain bike trails
- We are currently looking at research from a transport review on how best to implement
- In discussions about renewable research into solar panels from pre-drying round timber and hydro and wind power to enhance the abundant Torridon elements of wind and water.
Here is the pdf version of The Torridon case study from the Carbon Trust or you can read the full text of the carbon-reduction report here.
It is understandable that many visitors to Torridon in particular, Wester Ross and Scotland in general value the unspoiled landscape, clean air and unpolluted and wildness that surround us. Our policy towards a constant improvement and awareness of the importance of this is given below.
Click here to download The Torridon Green Statement.
Click here to view the responsible visitor charter.
If you can help by giving us any further suggestions, we would be delighted to receive them. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.