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Words From the Founders

"Candacraig aims to be recognised within Scottish hospitality as a leader in sustainable practices, whilst promoting the wild majestic landscapes that surround us. We are inspired by guests who understand the importance of a gentle footprint without this being at the expense of a luxury experience. We meticulously create events with our carbon footprint front of mind, and continue to implement new ways to successfully achieve this.

Our team are local, engaged and fairly compensated and we pride ourselves as being a Real Living Wage Employer. Supporting the community is key to our values and we regularly invest in local projects. We are proud to be a corporate partner of Scotland The Big Picture, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to drive the recovery of nature across Scotland through rewilding."

Lynne & Marc Lino

Our Environmental and Social Promise

Surrounded by 18 acres of private woodland within the Cairngorms National Park we understand the critical need to protect the environment and champion sustainable procedures to reduce our environmental impact.

We care about our community, our guests and our planet and we understand the need to limit the day-to-day impact of our actions. Sustainable practices are key to our ethos, achieved through evolving behaviours of our team and guests.

We are committed to the following sustainable initiatives. These continue to evolve in alignment with the needs of our business and guests:

Positive Luxury

We are thrilled to share with you that Candacraig has been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury. The Butterfly Mark is a globally respected trust mark and is the only systemic certification programme designed specifically for the luxury industry, awarded to businesses as independent evidence of their positive impact on nature and society. It is a globally respected trust mark, awarded only to businesses who meet the highest standard of sustainability best practices in the following areas: Environmental and Social impact, Governance and Innovation.

This achievement was possible only after completing a very rigorous assessment process by Positive Luxury, a company who enables brands, suppliers and retailers to measure, manage and report their net positive impact across a challenging set of indicators. Candacraig is the only hospitality business in the list of Scottish Positive Luxury members, and we could not be prouder to be leading the way in our sector by placing our sustainability journey at the top of our priorities. View our Positive Luxury Passport here.

If you have any questions about our current sustainability practices, please contact us for more information.


Green Tourism Grading

As part of our ongoing commitment to promote sustainable tourism at Candacraig we are currently undertaking the Green Tourism assessment.

Green Tourism champions a greener, cleaner environment, for people, places and our planet. The assessment is designed to recognise and support sustainable achievements of tourism businesses and rewards them respectively with an internationally recognised accreditation.

Sustainable practices are second nature at Candacraig. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint through our processes, our day-to-day operations and through our behaviour. We also encourage our guests to get involved in our sustainability journey. We arrange a variety of gentle activities that embrace the surrounding landscapes, we provide insightful literature about local habitats, flora and fauna, and encourage the use of our recycling facilities in-house.

In exploring green tourism we are progressing our sustainability journey, and acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’ to attract an increasing number of eco-minded guests, who we are confident choose Candacraig for our unwavering commitment to the cause.


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