The Viewmount is a 5 Star Boutique B&B (BB&B) in the Scottish Highlands. It us also recognised as one of Scotland's Best B&Bs.
What we are doing to protect the environment
REDUCE WASTE, SAVE ENERGY & CUT DOWN ON WATER USAGE
UPDATED 9TH JANUARY 2023
Much of the refurbishment work undertaken has been geared towards reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact through green best-practices in maintenance, services, logistics, products and supplies. A total re-wiring of the existing electricity system was undertaken and new hot and cold and heating pipework were installed throughout.
Our connected owners' accommodation has switched to:-
Solar panels and electric batteries
Air Source Heat Pump heating and cooling systems
EV charger – on site for use by any EV driver FREE OF CHARGE (no need to be a guest)
Energy-saving-appliances, throughout owners' accommodation and the main premises
Reducing plastic consumption throughout and sourcing products from suppliers who subscribes to this ethos. If plastic is to be used we do recycle all.
Our Osborne & Little black out curtains in the first floor bedrooms are from the OCEAN range - made from recycled plastic. 25% Biobased plastic and 75% RPET
Biobased plastics (also called plantbased) are part of a renewable resource like sugar cane waste. Biobased is not composable but can be recycled.
RPET stands for recycled PET (plastic). PET is a strong, durable and recyclable material. RPET is produced by collecting, sorting and recycling PET and then refining the material to flakes which can be processed in new products. RPET can be re-used up to 5 times.
We have installed heated towel rails in each bathroom to ensure guests have the option to re-use towels as opposed to having it washed daily
We will source produce locally and aim to use what is in season.
Our SKINKISSED bamboo toilet rolls have a 100% virgin bamboo pulp embossed, no chlorine bleaching, no chemical addition and is better for you and our planet. You will immediately feel the softness and gentleness in your skin with this unique texture of SKINKISSED toilet paper.
To the extent that it is in season / can be sourced easily our breakfast menu selections will incorporate sustainable offerings, including vegetarian and vegan items that take fewer resources to produce
The garden and landscaping are currently being planned and our motto throughout is ECO-FRIENDLY
We will be planting native plants and ground cover which will be resistant to temperature fluctuations but also reduce the need for pesticides and fertilizer
We also aim to establish a local planting solution to produce seasonal vegetables for use in our kitchen
We are uniquely positioned to prepare for the future traveller. It has required large initial capital investment, but will stand us in good stead for many decades.