a viable business from a Scottish wildlife and natural
habitat resource without damaging that resource in anyway.
To engage people with the Scottish wildlife that is
all around them and hopefully kindle some excitement,
curiosity and care about our Scottish wildlife.
The ultimate goal is to create a sustainable business
What is a sustainable business? A sustainable
business meets the needs of the present without compromising
the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
It creates local employment, wealth and enjoyment through
Scottish nature and landscapes, whilst not damaging
Environmental impact is a key consideration in all business
environmental policy for wildlife photography
- wildlife welfare more important than picture
- no air travel
- no captive animal or semi feral animal used for photography
or experience purposes
- no purchased meat based bate used, only road kill
or waste product, or self caught
- bird food from green, sustainable and local source
- eco travel plan for all shoots - maximise use of public
transport, combine trips, try to not travel where possible
- follow wildlife photography guidance notes from the
Only by maintaining the bio-diversity in the region
and in no way causing it any harm will the future of
Loch Visions be secure. Therefore through our various
visitors can enjoy real Eco Tourism and support
Please see below for actions we have taken or will be
taking in order to be sustainable
Use of lap top computers where possible - 95% more efficient
than desk top.
Use recycled computers
Local suppliers used if available
Verification of source and impact of materials requested
Most services in one area therefore minimal need for
Lunch includes some locally produced food, or home grown
Eco travel plan available for all guests
Eco travel plan carried out for all photography.
Banking with Ethical bank cooperative who only invest
money in ethical and environmental projects
Natural areas left to be natural - no clearance or tidying
done on woodland.
Some bracken cleared through manual labour to make way
for butterfly meadow.
Floating nesting platforms to counter man made fluctuations
Increasing nesting sites for wild birds, and bats through
nesting boxes see pictures on right.
Heating predominantly from naturally fallen dead trees.
Studio heating wood pellet
All envelopes used from recycled paper.
All paper used from sustainably managed forests where
possible or reused paper from local businesses.
Envelopes reused when possible.
Double sided printing.
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Adopted a Beaver
Scottish Green Party
Minimal landfill policy by recycling, reusing, composting,
and energy recovery