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Sustainable travel is a huge trend for 2022, and it’s not surprising that sustainable travel to Scotland is burgeoning, with the perfect combination of stunning natural beauty, proximity and accessibility, and superb venues making sustainability central to their offering, whilst not compromising on comfort or service.
Perthshire is particularly perfect in this regard, encapsulating all that is best about sustainable travel in Scotland. Offering breathtaking Highland scenery, yet reached from Scotland’s major hubs in little over an hour, it really is the perfect place to bring a corporate, leisure or incentive group for a true experience of Scotland with a sustainability focus, and the small city of Perth has big ambitions to become Europe’s most sustainable small city. Read for some inspiration, then enquire with multiple venues using our website.
Arrival into Dundee airport ready for journey into Perthshire.
Luxury coach to Perthshire – transport can be ‘carbon offset’ with a special programme planting trees in Perthshire’s magnficent landscape.
Check in to Crieff Hydro Hotel in Crieff – unwind in the beautiful gardens and enjoy delightul walks within the 900 acre Hotel estate.
See for yourself how Crieff Hydro is working to conserve the Woodlands that surround it, planting a variety of trees including endangered conifers, and promoting the ideal habitat for birds, red squirrels, and bats, amongst other fauna.
The Glenturret Distillery, is nestled just beyond the Hydro and is Scotland’s oldest distillery. The distillery has just been awarded a Michelin Star, so one for your visit list of excellent examples of both fining dining and sustainability in embracing the environment.
Complete the day with a delicious informal dinner, utilising sustainably-sourced local ingredients, in Crieff Hydro’s ‘The Terrace’ Eatary, overlooking stunning Perthshire views.
Full Scottish Breakfast at Crieff Hydro, before donning boots and outdoor wear for the next adventure!
Coach-ride through breath-taking Highland Scenery toward the town of Aberfeldy
Stop-off at working Highland hill-farm Errichel, home to Thyme Deli & Thyme Bistro. Tour the working farm and feed the ethically-reared animals with Managing Partner Becky, whilst discovering the sustainable ‘slow food’ philosophy underpinning the enterprise, before enjoying lunch created by Top Chef and Managing Partner Paul Newman, in the ’roundhouse’ of Thyme Bistro, drinking in stunning views over the Tay Valley.
Proceed through the pretty town of Aberfeldy, to Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, one of the first in Scotland to install a biomass boiler to power whisky production. On a personal tour, discover the importance of the distillery’s pure water source, the Pitilie Burn, and finish in the distillery’s hidden ‘Secret Bar’ for a tutored tasting of its delicious whiskies, and perhaps a cocktail or two.
Head back to Crieff Hydro for free time in the beautiful resort hotel and its surroundings. Why not enjoy the easy walk into picturesque Crieff.
Informal dinner utilising sustainably-sourced Scottish ingredients at Crieff Hydro followed by drinks in the comfortable bar
Full Scottish Breakfast at Crieff Hydro
Coach to Perth, to discover how this beautiful riverside city aims to become ‘Europe’s most sustainable small city’.
Arrival at Willowgate Activity centre, to discover paddleboarding, an amazing way to see the city (as well as wildlife and spectacular scenery), as you glide past at a tranquil pace.
After a delicious home-made light lunch at Willowgate’s cafe, you’ll enjoy a beautiful scenic walk into Perth’s city centre, to take a break from nature and enjoy some culture, with an afternoon recital at Perth’s beautiful concert hall, before a coach takes you to your next destination.
Enjoy an early dinner in the stunningly-refurbished private dining facilities at Murrayshall Hotel, with a delicious three-course meal prepared using the best locally-sourced ingredients.
Back to Crieff Hydro.
Full breakfast at Crieff Hydro before checking out
On the way back to Dundee airport, stop off at sustainable micro-business ‘The Gin Laboratory’ in Kinross, where you will discover how to blend your own gin, and take home the result as a souvenir of your travels (if it survives the return journey!).
Disembarkation in Dundee for onward travel
Love the sound of our proposed agenda? The venues and event suppliers featured are listed below so you can enquire with them direct.
Our full hand-picked list of Perthshire event suppliers is here.
Mix work and play. Head out to the country for the day: fresh air, birdsong, archery.
You might actually want to do some work and, in that case, we’ve got everything you’ll need: Wi-Fi, notepads, litres of coffee – and space for 6 to 600 colleagues and delegates. Add some fun to your meeting, from cocktail-tasting to quad biking and everything in between.
Murrayshall House Hotel & Golf Course is ideally located in central Scotland just 3 miles from the city of Perth.