Glen Bruar Lodge is awarded Gold Tourism

Atholl Estates is delighted to announce Glen Bruar Lodge has been awarded the highest accolade under the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The award recognises Atholl Estates’ commitment to sustainable tourism taking into consideration a wide range of social and environmental factors, as well as up-to-date technological developments.

Mike Dukes, Head of Visitor Services at the estates said:

“We are delighted that the team have achieved the gold award for Bruar Lodge and it reflects the estates’ focus on high quality, sustainable tourism from our location in The Cairngorms National Park. The award for our accommodation sits comfortably with the five-star status awarded to Blair Castle and Blair Castle Caravan Park.” 

Built in 1789 as a sporting lodge, Glen Bruar sits at 1500ft in its own wild glen of organic moorland, also home to deer, grouse and golden eagles. Available for let for up to eighteen guests, the holiday let is popular for its diverse range of outdoor activities including country sports and fishing.

The Green Tourism Business Scheme has been running since 1997 and is the largest and most established scheme of its type in the world. It is now recognised by the Scottish Government as a crucial part of its drive towards making Scotland one of the most sustainable tourism destinations in Europe.

Businesses are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria, covering a range of areas such as energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and environmental awareness training.

The current network of members comprises a wide range of business types including accommodation providers, visitor attractions, corporate offices and conference venues.
The scheme ensures members have to meet rigorous minimal standards from over 150 measures of best practice before being awarded a coveted bronze, silver or gold award.

To find out more about the Green Tourism Business Scheme visit:

To make an enquiry or booking for Glen Bruar Lodge:
Tel: 01796 481355


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