We know that we live and work in a beautiful and unspoiled rural area, and no single member of our team takes that for granted. As individuals we are all committed to protecting our environment, as is The Wee Hotel Company. We have already implemented many changes to support our combined visions and there are plans to add more over time.

Recent examples include the installation of a water filtration unit which we use across our restaurant, bar and guest bedrooms, two electric vehicle chargers are now in place at the front of the hotel for guest use, and Chef Michael is continually committed to sourcing as many ingredients as possible from our wonderful suppliers and within a 50 mile radius. Below is further information about our Green Commitments.

Green Teams

Each of the Wee Hotel Company hotels boasts a Green Team with the aim to drive forward initiatives and ideas that align to their individual commitments.

The Green Team for The Pierhouse has set out our commitments to look after the local environment, reduce the hotel and staff footprint and to support our local community. Some of those commitments are set out below:

  • To reduce the use of single use plastic – for example, our in-bathroom amenities use ethically sourced ingredients and are presented in refillable bottles; and the kitchen is working towards eliminating the use of products such as cling-film, aluminium foil and baking parchment
  • To minimise our footprint by creating lasting relationships with local suppliers and a commitment to sourcing 75 percent of our food from within Scotland
  • To purchase fish that is approved by the Marine Conservation Society from sustainable and reputable sources
  • To cure our own meat and fish when possible and do much of the butchery work on-site to minimise wastage
  • To reduce outsourcing by preparing many of our own products in-house. This includes preserves, granola, bakery and pastries, to name just a few
  • To increase what and how much we can and do recycle. Our local residents benefit from our coffee ground recycling scheme.
  • We constantly review our energy consumption both at the hotel and within our staff housing. For example, all lightbulbs have been updated to LED bulbs, reducing our overall electricity consumption
  • Continued use of plant based eco-friendly cleaning products
  • We are proud holders of the Gold Green Tourism Accreditation
  • To continue to support the local community through fundraising initiatives. A recent example of this would be working alongside the Appin Community Trust to raise funds to support surgery for a local resident