We’re all becoming more mindful of travelling responsibly and sustainably. A holiday in Shetland or Orkney, where stunning natural scenery is at almost every turn, hammers home the necessity to protect these landscapes for future generations. Here’s just a few ways to ensure your holiday footprint is as light as possible.
Self-propelled power: Orkney and Shetland offer the perfect playground for walking, hiking and cycling, so it’s easy to opt for a less polluting way of exploring these glorious islands.
Eat and drink local produce: Rich waters and fertile lands give local producers fabulous fresh ingredients, and you’ll find many eateries on the islands feature plenty of locally sourced food and drink.
Green attractions: A variety of attractions across the islands are recognised by the The Green Tourism accreditation organisation. Businesses receive a bronze, silver or gold award based on their level of achievement, which covers energy & water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity, community involvement and more.