Telling your ‘Green Story’ can be a powerful, persuasive way to communicate your sustainability credentials. It presents a unique opportunity to effectively engage your audience and showcase your business by bringing your commitment to life. Here we show you how to tell your story.  

You can submit your completed Green Story to Green Tourism by clicking here. To get your Green Story featured below and shared with members of Visit Moray Speyside please email euan@morayspeyside.com.  

Your Green Stories

WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

The WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre is situated at the mouth of the River Spey, in a beautiful location on the Moray Coast. It is the ideal spot in Moray Speyside to see the amazing bottlenose dolphins and enjoy beautiful walks along the River Spey. The Centre is run by WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, which is the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

In recent years the Scottish Dolphin Centre has moved forward massively with its green commitment. The centre has installed a biomass boiler system, dramatically reducing CO2 emissions, and introduced successful measures to decrease plastic usage in the café, while maintaining a commitment to source local produce and save food miles. With more sustainable plans on the horizon, the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre has got a very green future ahead!

Read their full Green Story here

Blervie House

Blervie House’s journey towards achieving a Green Tourism Award started inadvertently when Graham and Sheena Thompson purchased Blervie House in 2014 to be used originally as a private home.

As a stunning Historic Scotland B Listed building set in 300 acres of private grounds in Moray with far-reaching views of the northeast Scottish Coast and the Moray Firth, it is easy to see the attraction of Blervie House as a lifestyle purchase. Built-in 1907 and with a majestic size of 20000 square feet, 45 rooms, electric night storage heaters for heating and ninety-nine large sash windows with 100-year-old listed glass with no option for the installation of double glazing, it was hard to see the financial benefits of living in such a property.

But with one step at a time, lots of research and decisions, the three-year renovation of Blervie House commenced to make Blervie the sustainable property it is today. Meetings with Historic Scotland started to work within the allowed frameworks and still bring this stunning house into the twenty-first century.

Read their full Green Story here