Green Issues


How lucky we are to live and work in this wonderful landscape!


We don't underestimate how important it is for us, for our customers and for our future. Doing what we can to sustain and, where possible, improve this world-class natural heritage is thus an integral part of our approach to business.


Glen Feshie, showing remnants of the Ancient Caledonian Pine Forest

Glen Feshie, showing remnants of the Ancient Caledonian Pine Forest


In the office we minimise waste and maximise recycling. We encourage and facilitate holidays which make use of public transport. And so far as possible, we use accommodation providers who are members of the Green Business Tourism Scheme.


Supporting Trees 4 ScotlandBut we decided that we should be doing something more.

So now we are planting trees: one tree for every booking received.



The place we have chosen is Teaghlach Wood, near Comrie in Perthshire, administered by Trees4Scotland. Pronounced 'Chowlach', Teaghlach means family or household and it was launched at the time of The Gathering 2009. The wood consists of native tree varieties such as oak, birch, rowan and willow which promote biodiversity and encourage the regeneration of woodland wildlife habitats.


Trees4Scotland have offered to plant an extra tree for every five bought by us.

Soon we will have a little Scottish Clans and Castles grove underway!


Not just that, but in case you would like to contribute to the Teaghlach Wood yourself, we have arranged a special Clans & Castles discount of 20% on the normal cost of GBP 10 per tree. Simply enter the discount code "Castles"!


For more information, see


Angus Crabbie, Director of Trees4Scotland, at the newly planted Teaghlach Wood

Angus Crabbie, Director of Trees4Scotland, at the newly planted Teaghlach Wood



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Highland Cattle


"I wanted to thank you for helping me organize my dream-trip to Scotland, which turned out just fabulously. I must have walked 6 miles or so on many days, but also many were spent just gazing out of train or bus windows at the intense beauty of the landscape. In two weeks I covered pretty much every other bit of ground I'd planned on. Landing in Aberdeen, I at once took the train to Inverness, where I spent 4 nights. I was able to visit Cawdor Castle, which was having an artisana food festival on the grounds, both were lovely. I toured Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle, as well as the "Nessie" museum with "The Jacobite," quite reasonable and fantastic guidance, lots of local lore. I walked along the River Ness and got into the rhythms of the people a bit, noticing how they are after work, fishing and swimming their ubiquitous dogs. I grew to love the border collies which were on trains and ferries, so smart they are!"


Vicky Lee, USA


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Scottish Clans and Castles

Coille House,

Appletreehall, Hawick,

Scottish Borders TD9 8RS

T: +44 1450 371719




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