Sustainability has been an important topic for the last few years, more specifically sustainable and responsible tourism. But how does that affect you and your holiday in Scotland with us? Here is our short guide on how to #respectprotectenjoy:
1. Respect the local area
This is one of the most important things when you travel. Scotland offers such beautiful scenery and it is our responsibility to keep it that way. There have been multiple campaigns to stop littering in the Loch Lomond area where they urge visitors to take care of the local area and pick up their litter. Do not disturb farm animals or the natural flora. If you keep the place the way you have found it, you are doing great!
2. Stay in one destination for longer
We understand you might be so excited to explore various areas across Scotland post-lockdown, but staying in one destination for longer is a great way to enjoy your stay even more; it also saves you time and energy from travelling. You get to explore the local area, culture and food for longer and still get the break you need and deserve. For example, if you stay with us in Killin, there are so many hiking spots, walking paths, various activities and restaurants with local foods in the area that you can enjoy. Have a look at our local guides with each holiday home provided on our website for more ideas.
3. Use public transport if you can or walk
We know that most areas are rural and you would probably need a car to get to your destination, however, once you are there, why not try and use public transport offered in the area or just walk to places within walking distance. We understand that is not always possible so this is just a reminder that even the small things we do matters and it cannot always be perfect. Bike hire is also available in places like Callander and Killin, which is another great way to get out and explore.
4. Follow local guidelines and COVID-19 restrictions
As Scotland is divided into tiers in terms of COVID-19 restrictions, make sure you are aware of the guidelines in the area you are travelling to, in case they are different. You could follow our COVID-19 page for the most recent updates, but also check out the government page to be certain. Every area is different so try and keep locals safe as much as you can.
Check out VisitScotland’s page for more guidelines. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.