Environmental Policy

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages are committed to providing a good, high quality service whilst also minimising the environmental impact of our activities and we encourage our guests to follow this example.

We encourage all our guests to ensure that their environmental impact is as light as possible while holidaying with us.

We believe that all environmental policies should evolve and as such our business will annually review its environmental policy in the light of suggestions made by customers, new legislation and the availability of affordable new environmentally friendly alternatives.

Travel

Due to the rural aspect of our property using public transport quite often isn’t a viable option. However, for those that are able, getting out of the car and experiencing our local Scottish landscape on foot or by bicycle is an exceptionally rewarding experience.

Electricity

All lighting throughout the cottages is provided with either LED or Energy saving technology.

Water

Water is supplied to the cottages from two natural springs, in line with local authority requirements it is filtered, passed through an Ion exchange resin bed before being UV light sterilised and routinely monitored for quality. Within the cottages water saving systems are in use including the toilets and showers.

Recycle

We encourage our guests to recycle whenever they can, using a range of clearly identified bins to segregate the waste and compost facilities on site.

Neighbours

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages are situated high on the side of Ben Rinnes amongst several hill farms and crofts, for the benefit of livestock that roam freely over our land we always ask guests to keep all pets under control and on a lead outside the enclosed fenced area.

Respect the countryside

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages actively promote the country code, value the natural wild areas and want our guests to experience them in their pristine beauty. However, access to the countryside comes with the responsibility to look after your surroundings.  We encourage our guests to dispose of litter responsibly and while you’re out and about, the best thing to do is to bring it back to our accommodation and dispose of it there. Some useful websites that can assist you with your planning are:

www.visitscotland.com – Visit Scotland Tourist Information

www.morayspeyside.com – Moray Speyside Tourist Information

www.visitcairngorms.com – Cairngorms Tourist Information

www.outdooraccess-scotland.com – Scottish Natural Heritage useful information

www.mwis.org.uk – Mountain Weather Service, www.mountaineering.scot – Mountaineering Council for Scotland & www.sais.gov.uk – Scottish Avalanche Information Service (Winter)