Once again, CLC Duchally Country Estate has been awarded the The Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold for its commitment to the conservation and preservation of the environment.

Recipients of the Gold award are “Inspirational and Outstanding” matching the following criteria:

  • Achieving the highest standards of sustainability with a strong, broad ethos and excellent practices
  • Use the latest technologies, from LED lighting to efficient boilers and renewables
  • Have efficient control of resource use and can demonstrate effective monitoring with targets for savings
  • Green procurement includes sustainable fish/meat sources, a range of ethical products and working with local suppliers to provide fresh, local and often organic items
  • Changes in working practices, bringing significant benefits to the business, community and supply chain.

Duchally’s longstanding “green” undertakings, which received praise from the auditor, include preserving the natural features of the landscape, energy-saving activities and use of local drink and produce. The two Biomass boilers that provide heat and hot water, the 5 year eradication plan for Japanese knotweed and extensive use of LED lighting were just some of the practices also highlighted for recommendation.

Resort Manager, Graeme MacDonald said, “I am extremely proud that we have once again achieved Gold status. We are entirely committed to this endeavour and to attain Gold under the rigorous version V of the Green Tourism criteria is proof of this. We shall, of course, continue to make Duchally ‘green’ for the future.”