Ness Walk ‘leading the way’ with sustainable tourism in the Highlands

The Press & Journal – Louise Glen 

Highland hotel Ness Walk is “leading the way” with sustainable tourism that does not cost the earth.

That is the view of VisitScotland who recently accredited the hotel with “Treading Lightly” for its environmental action plan.

Ness Walk is situated on the leafy banks of the River Ness.

A spokeswoman for Ness Walk said: “The team take immense pride in announcing Gold Accreditation from Green Tourism—the highest accolade for sustainability by Visit Scotland.

“Guided by a commitment to preserve and protect habitats both near and far, the hotel partnered with Green Tourism, renowned experts in environmental practices, to ensure the highest standards of sustainability are achieved.

“The recognition symbolizes the team’s unwavering dedication to safeguarding the environment, supporting local communities, and celebrating the culture of the Highlands.”

She added: “At Ness Walk, guests are invited to immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury, knowing that their stay supports the local community and doesn’t come at a cost to the environment.”

As an independently owned establishment, owner, Tony Story, says he is proud of the team who are “constantly striving to make changes which reduces our impact on the environment”

What sets Ness Walk apart in Highland Tourism?

At Ness Walk, the belief is that even small choices have a significant impact.

Over the years, the team have implemented waste management initiatives, promoted health and wellbeing amongst its team and guests, and embraced sustainable sourcing practices.