Our Sustainability

One of the aims of the "Visit Wester Ross" site was to be as sustainable as possible, and not to continually rely on large grant applications, flashy banner advertising, nor onerous membership fees in order to exist. We feel that we have acheived that, as the site has been running for some time now without any form of grant assistance.

Our actual membership fees have been kept to a relatively  low annual outlay, and through this, the site has managed to keep itself up to date in as cost effective a manner as possible. It regularly attains over 14,000 user sessions per month (not "page hits" - these are much higher), and is linked to the Wester Ross facebook page which is gradually building a base of enthusiasts across the world.

A good number of our members are in the "Green Tourism" scheme, and several have acheived "Gold" status - this is the highest level you can attain, and is a first class accolade for the businesses involved. For further details of this scheme, have a look at the relevant website: Green Tourism in Scotland

Over the years, we have also been on several fact finding visits to discover more about what we and our members can do to encourage an ethos of sustainability throughout our membership. As an example of this try (you've guessed it....) clicking on the weblink:  Tourism Sustainability Day, Inverness

This sesson was a few years ago, admittedly, but well worthwhile and still relevant. Bringing us more up to date, we are now working on a Sustainability Strategy aimed at long term living and working with the North Coast 500 - a major touring route that runs through Wester Ross nowadays. We have also recently supported and attended meetings with the Highland Environment Forum, and look forwards to continuing this.

 

 

 

 

Posted on Friday, February 8th 2019

Gairloch Museum heads towards the finishing line.....

Visitors to Gairloch and Wester Ross in 2019 will be witness to the impressive new Gairloch Museum, scheduled to open in June. The Museum will be housed in a new location, based in one of Gairloch’s better kept Full Story...

Posted on Thursday, January 10th 2019

Mountain for Sale?

A conservation charity is hoping to raise £1.6 million to buy a mountain in the north-west Highlands. TThe Woodland Trust Scotland plans to buy its first mountain – the 543-metre ((1,781ft) Ben Shieldaig i Full Story...

A simply beautiful part of the world. I stayed near Gairloch with my family recently, and we'll certainly be back.
Jeff Gilberston, Florida

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