Green Tourism


The Manse Courtyard is ideally situated to enjoy a break in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Please look at our Environmental Policy.


The Cairngorms National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including red deer, pine marten, red squirrel, capercaillie, grouse, golden eagle and osprey. To ensure the survival of all these precious species and to help maintain the beautiful surroundings Crathie Opportunity Holidays is committed to sustainable tourism practices.


  • Recycling – paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, cans and small batteries
  • Biomass Heating – we converted from oil to wood pellets in 2015
  • Solar panels – installed on new office roof to provide electricity for the office
  • Cleaning – we use and supply Ecover cleaning and laundry products
  • Water – bag it and bin it campaign, think before you flush
  • Waste – degradable bin liners
  • Stationery – recycled office products
  • Printer cartridges – empties given to local school for recycling
  • Postage stamps – saved for donation to Charity
  • Lighting – low energy light bulbs used where possible
  • Fair Trade – coffee, tea, sugar to welcome guests


Please help us in our efforts: Responsible Visitors’ Charter

If you would like any further information about sustainable tourism please go to Green Business.


Green Tourism links:

Find out about the local attractions

More information on the cottages