The Green Tourism Business Scheme has once again given About Argyll Walking Holidays a Gold Award for our environmental management of the business. About Argyll holds a Gold Award since 2009.
The audit report reads: “About Argyll Walking Holidays maintains the GOLD level of award once again. Over the years there has been a lot of time and effort spent in looking at almost every aspect of the business and trying to improve it sustainably. The business works well with a number of Green Tourism accommodation providers as well as attractions, ensuring a very green experience for the guests. Accommodation providers are encouraged to be green and provide local/healthy snacks for customers. The walking holidays are very low impact however guests can also opt to offset by donating and supporting the John Muir Trust and Trees for Life. The office/home also has a number of green features such is LED lighting, wildlife refuges and very good insulation.“
We are extremely pleased with the latest audit. “Following John Muir’s inspiring example, we are dedicated to preserving and promoting the value of Scotland's wild areas by doing our best to reduce the environmental impact of our walking holidays and ensuring the long-term sustainability of tourism in the area. The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are one of Britain and Europe's last wildernesses, and we share with all who live or visit here a responsibility to protect and conserve their fragile ecosystems.“