Art work by Chiara Bianchi
For our supply of water and electricity we recently switched to companies who are making a positive difference to the environment. Our electricity supplier puts its profits back to help local communities in the UK. Our water supplier helps people in third world countries gain access to clean and safe water, something that we all take for granted.
We are very conscious of plastic waste and for this reason you will not find plastic bottled water in your room. We provide still water in decanters and we make our own sparkling water using the original Sodastream machine. Our guest rooms are almost free of new plastic. It’s a difficult task but we believe that it’s important to minimise the impact on the environment that new plastic creates.
Our kitchen and garden waste are composted to provide organic mulch for our garden and we recycle everything that the current collection system allows
Most of our furnishings and decorations are upcycled and we believe that upcycling is a more efficient way forward, helping to reduce the amount of recycling.
We have a respect and love for nature and for this reason we are sustainable in our flower arrangements throughout the house.We get
foliage/flowers from the garden or locally when walking the countryside. We use our dry flower decorations made in house. We don’t buy cut flowers.
Finally, we are very proud to say that five years into our business Aviemore Guest House still runs without the need for a car!