Our Green Policy
Set amidst the natural splendor of the Highlands, we at Westward are striving to manage the House and Huts in accordance with sustainability and respect for the land.
- The land and garden is managed organically so we don’t use pesticides or chemical fertiliser. We are planting native trees and shrubs, whilst leaving some areas undisturbed to encourage wildlife.
- The Huts are being constructed from locally sourced timber, milled on site. They are designed to be energy efficient with thermostatically controlled radiators, thermal insulation complying to the latest building regulations, double glazing and A rated kitchen appliances. They have a turf roof planted with low growing native plants.
- We source our electricity for the Huts from a company that only provides electricity from renewable sources.
- Our toilet paper and cleaning materials are recycled and eco-friendly.
- We are located alongside the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve and wish to safeguard this beautiful area with its unique forests and wildlife. We provide literature on the surrounding area and measures being taken to protect it.
- We use our own free range eggs in our breakfasts and source local produce as much as possible. Our welcome trays utilize fair-trade commodities.
- There are recycling bins located on site for plastics, paper, cardboard and glass. We encourage everyone to recycle as much as they can.
- Uncooked vegetable waste, tea bags, coffee grounds and fruit goes into the compost bin. Stale toast and cereal feed the chickens and garden birds.
- We collect and reuse rain water for the animals and the garden.
- Our linen is fully laundered on site using eco-products, air drying as much as possible.
- While car travel cannot be completely eliminated for most of our guests there are lots of ideas for “more or less” car free days. We encourage car sharing for people travelling up and down Glen Affric. Cycles are available to hire from the campsite. We provide information on walking and cycling routes in the vicinity.
This policy is continually under review with the aim of improving our environmental practices and will therefore be updated and extended as we progress.
Green Tips for Guests
- Clean water is a precious resource so please help us to conserve it by not leaving taps running.
- Please follow guidelines for accessing the Scottish countryside.
- To minimise laundry requirements please read the notices regarding towels.
- Please recycle or separate out items that can be recycled.
- Stock up at the village shop.