Award-winning Cairngorm Bothies, an off-grid, self-catering retreat nestled in an ancient Scots Pine forest, continues to receive prestigious awards for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

The company's most recent achievement is a finalist nomination for the Driving Sustainability Award sponsored by BP in the Northern Star 2024 Business Awards by the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. This comes after a series of award nominations, including the "Climate Action Award" at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards in September and a highly commended certificate in the The Iver Salvesen Award for Combatting Climate Change sponsored by Murray Beith Murray in the Helping it Happen awards with Scottish Land & Estates.

Cairngorm Bothies' success in these awards stems from its off-grid design, relying on renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wood-burning stoves, and its commitment to green tourism practices. The company deliberately situated its bothies far from tie-in points to existing infrastructure, such as phone, water, and electric, to minimise its environmental impact.

Beyond operational practices, Cairngorm Bothies engages in environmental education and awareness-raising initiatives, encouraging guests to adopt eco-conscious behaviors and partnering with local conservation organisations to support biodiversity efforts.

The company's latest accolade, a Gold Award in the Green Tourism membership program, is a testament to its dedication to environmental stewardship and its vision of fostering a harmonious coexistence between tourism and the nature on its doorstep. Cairngorm Bothies serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to embrace eco-friendly practices and contribute to a more sustainable future.

The company remains committed to minimising its impact on the forest's flora and fauna environment while providing unforgettable off-grid experiences for its eco-warrior guests.

Owner Dr Gordon Drummond said: “Our philosophy at Cairngorm Bothies is to promote renewable energy, together with the sustainable procurement of fabrics, furnishings, and consumables. This makes Cairngorm Bothies a novel and extra-ordinary proposition for the market. It gives the customer a flavour of the considerations of sustainable living, integrated into nature, in the spectacular setting of an ancient woodland.”

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