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
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.”