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The Glenholm Centre
By Biggar
Scottish Borders
ML12 6JF
01899 830408

Green Tourism Business Scheme
Environment Policy

the Gold Award presented to Fiona and Neil by Patricia Ferguson (Scottish Tourism Minister) with Fiona Drane of VisitScotlandThe Glenholm Centre and Glenholm Wildlife Project are set amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Scotland. We would like to keep it that way for future generations. It is our aim to make sure that the activities at the Centre have minimal impact on our environment and that we pass on to the next generation, the Centre in the same or better condition than we find it. To help us achieve we are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme and have a stated environment policy.


Green Tourism Business Scheme

The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the most successful environmental accreditation body of tourism related businesses in Europe and has (as of 2005) over 500 members in the UK, including amongst others, accommodation providers, visitor attractions, tour operators and conference facilities.

To gain a GTBS award, businesses are assessed once every two years by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) registered environmental auditors, who have considerable experience within the tourism sector. The Gold award received by the Glenholm Centre and Glenholm Wildlife Project is the highest award and implies 'excellence in environmental practice".


Environment Policy Statement

Within the Glenholm Centre and Glenholm Wildlife Project to achieve best green practice we are committed to:-

  • Reducing the amount of unnecessary packaging of products bought for the Centre
  • Recycling as much as we can of waste products
  • Increasing the efficiency of energy use throughout the Centre
  • Increasing the biodiversity of the land around the centre
  • Making it easier for visitors to view wildlife around the Centre without impacting on the activities of the wildlife.

We ask our visitors to help us by

  • Bedding and towels changed only at your request
  • Turning off lights when leaving rooms
  • Keeping external doors shut when heating is on

We value any comment and suggestions from our visitors in helping us to achieve our aims. Please forgive us if you think we are not doing something right but help us out by making suggestions.


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© The Glenholm Centre
Broughton, by BIGGAR, Scottish Borders ML12 6JF
Telephone: 01899-830408 - Fax: 01899-830408
E-Mail: info@glenholm.co.uk