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Green Tourism

The eco cottage built with local stone, wood and insulating polystyrene blocks, turf roofed to help regulate the inside temperature of the cottage and super insulated with earthwool.

  • Using local labour to build
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • Recycling waste made easier with bin sorter in kitchen
  • Fair trade and eco friendly cleaning products
  • Provide info for cycling, walking, surfing, encourage guests to use local facilities such as Aqualibrium, boat trips, cinema, bird observatory
  • 10 sites of SSSI including Machrihanish Dunes all help to sustain rare species of birds and plants
  • Provide bicycles and backpacks to encourage guests to explore ‘pollution free’
  • Provide welcome hampers of local produce to encourage guests to do likewise during their stay, provide info on farmers markets and local suppliers
  • Planted trees with plans to plant more to provide shelter for wildlife and help mitigate co2 emissions
  • Use locally made organic candles
  • Supply a diary for guests to record sightings of wildlife, birds, animals or plants and appearances in the night sky
  • Log fires fuelled by locally cut wood and peat
  • Power efficient electric clothes airer
  • Trying to create as sustainable and low impact an environment as possible
  • Join local beach clean efforts to have Machrihanish beach made up to a blue flag beach again

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