Sustainable Tourism in Scotland

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This last year, we have all become more aware than ever of the importance of protecting our natural environment. From maintaining our green spaces, to supporting the local wildlife, to finding effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint. And that’s why we, at Little’s Chauffeur Drive, couldn’t be prouder to be based in Scotland. Not only do we have some of the world’s most beautiful views right at our doorstep, we are also delighted to be designing luxury chauffeur driven tours in a country that takes sustainability seriously.

Initiatives like Visit Scotland‘s campaign to #RespectProtectEnjoy, environmental charities like Keep Scotland Beautiful, and rigorous certification programmes such as the Green Tourism award all demonstrate Scotland’s commitment to responsible tourism. And this is something we, along with your clients, care deeply about.

It is our passion to create tours that showcase the best of Scotland while also leaving Scotland at its best. Let us spark your imagination with our picks for an eco-conscious visit to Scotland. With us as your guides, your clients can enjoy the most delicious restaurants, the most amazing sights, and the most luxurious places to stay, without worrying about the size of their environmental footprint.

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Where to stay?

The Torridon, Wester Ross

Luxury hotel & stables set against the beautiful landscape of the Scottish Highlands

The Torridon’s sustainability efforts include growing their own produce in the Farm and Kitchen Garden, using biomass energy, and offering a parting gift of wildflower seeds to their guests to help the bee population. All this, and the gorgeous scenery of 58 acres of parkland, make it the perfect location for any visit to Scotland.

Gleneagles, Perthshire

Internationally acclaimed luxury hotel, spa & golf resort in rural Perthshire with 850-acres of stunning countryside

Gleneagles is committed to protecting the natural environment and has inbuilt many sustainability practices such as the use of water conservation technologies and the extensive use of LED lighting. The estate has something for everyone, with opportunities for relaxation, adventure, culinary delights, and retail therapy.

Cameron Lodges, Loch Lomond

Luxury self-catering lodges on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond allow you to relax and recharge at your leisure

With 400 acres of countryside, the team at Cameron House resort are committed to protecting the natural environment and, among other practices, have a resort conservation team who focus on encouraging natural wildlife and improving the habitats of the creatures they share the resort with.

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What to see?

If there’s one thing Scotland does well, it’s the great outdoors: from rolling hills, to lochs and rivers, to woodlands and forests and parks, the scenery never fails to catch our breath (…even when it’s raining). After so much time recently spent indoors, what could be better than breathing the fresh air and escaping into the Scottish countryside?

Our chauffeur guides and tour designers know all the hidden corners that make any visit here unforgettable. For instance, a favourite of ours is the stretch of forest in Perthshire, near Dunkeld, called The Hermitage. Filled with birdsong, the forest is home to some of the tallest trees in Britain and a pine-scented walk here is a tonic to the soul. Wander along paths that wind along the river Braan until you find your way to Ossian’s Hall, the 18th Century folly that overlooks the crashing waters of Black Linn waterfall.

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Where to eat?

The Gannet, Glasgow

Set in the vibrant heart of Finnieston, the Gannet is a modern, fine-dining restaurant with a focus on seasonality

The menu at The Gannet is updated daily and is influenced by a network of small artisan producers, foragers, and farmers. Blending traditional and contemporary technique, this award-winning Scottish restaurant encapsulates the charm of Glasgow and will be sure to delight.

Inver, Strachur

Scotland’s only Michelin Green Star restaurant, this small, characterful restaurant sits of the banks of Loch Fyne.

‘Sustainability is the ground on which we build our business,’ says Inver’s chef, Pamela Brunton, and the fresh, modern menus are stocked by vibrant salads from local gardeners, fresh fish and shellfish from the loch, and meat and dairy produce from local farms and estates. Utterly delicious food with wonderful views.

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Little’s and Sustainability

We are committed to keeping our environmental footprint to an absolute minimum.

From removing single-use plastic from all our cars and replacing these with infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, to our investment in hybrid vehicles and our ambition to have a fully eco-fleet by 2023, to our use of journey planning to reduce unnecessary mileage, sustainability is at the heart of our operations. We are also committed to keeping our clients safe and all of our vehicles are fully sanitised and Ozone clean.

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Looking forward to working with you

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