Climate Emergency

Not ours but ours to look after

Did you know 81% of global respondents feel strongly that companies should help improve the environment. By being committed to doing our bit, we will impress our customers, save money, protect the Highland Tourism Industry for years to come, whilst enabling us all to work together to promote the Highlands as a place that cares

Not ours but ours to look after – Encouraging our visitors to leave no trace

Nairn Dunbar Golf Course

The acclaimed Nairn Dunbar Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands has seen its commitment to environmental and sustainability projects recognised after it became one of four finalists for the ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’ at the Golf Environment Awards 2021. {Read more}

Net Zero – Let’s all do our bit for the Highlands

 

Reasons to reduce your carbon footprint

  • Impress your customers (81% of global respondents feel strongly that companies should help improve the environment (source Forbes.com)
  • Save money https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/case-studies
  • Protect the beautiful backdrop for our tourism industry now and for years to come
  • Play your part in the industry proudly positioning and marketing the Highlands as a place that cares

 

Free support to help you boost profits and play your part in tackling climate change

 

Reducing food waste in hospitality and food service


The Zero Waste Scotland Food Waste Reduction Business Supportoffers free consultancy support to all food and drink businesses in Scotland to help identify opportunities for reducing food waste and saving money. We have a team of specialist food waste advisors who conduct a full on site, or virtual, food waste assessment, suggest where changes could be made and quantify the potential financial benefits. We will then help the organisation to implement any of the cost savings measures they want to take forward. {Find out more here}

 

Offset emissions that are not feasible or practical to reduce

Offsetting can be achieved by exporting renewable energy and, for example, planting woodland

Peatlands

Did you know Peatland plays an important role in fighting climate change because they have the ability to store large amounts of carbon dioxide – the gas responsible for global warming?

Globally peatlands store more than twice the carbon stored in all the worlds forests, despite covering just three per cent of the World’s surface.

It is estimated that the Highlands has 160 million cubic metres of peat on upland properties, which is carbon store of 27.5 million tonnes. This equates to about a third of the annual greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland.

In February the Scottish Government announced that it would be spending £20 million on restoring peatland this year and committed to invest £250 million in restoration over the next ten years.

Trees for Life: Rewilding the Scottish Highlands | Ath-fhiadhachadh na Gàidhealtachd.

Trees for Life is rewilding the Scottish Highlands. Rewilding can play a crucial role in reversing the effects of the climate emergency and biodiversity collapse. At Dundreggan and in collaboration with partners across the Highlands, Trees for Life are working to create the conditions in which wildlife can flourish and communities can thrive. To learn more about their work and to get involved, visit www.treesforlife.org.uk.

Thanks go to Archie Prentice from Practically Green for supporting us in presenting information on climate change and sustainability.

Nevis Range exists because of our environment. Without the splendid mountains and beautiful scenery surrounding us, Nevis Range would not exist. That is why we have been taking care of
Wilderness Scotland has been dedicated to operating to the highest standards of sustainable tourism since starting 20 years ago.
Proud Golf Environment Award Winners 2021. Read about the environmental practices they’ve adopted.
We take care of our environment in the present and we will take care and protect our environment in the future.