Green Tourism

Get paid to bring in the Belvoir Fruit Farms’ elderflower harvest!

Elderflower harvest Belvoir Castle

Elderflower fans are invited to come and work for their tipple – you can get paid for helping bring the elderflower harvest home for Belvoir Fruit Farms, who need to gather in over 60 tonnes (that’s 3.6million flowerheads) of the creamy, frothy flora.

The elderflower is gathered from Belvoir’s own 90 acres of plantations and from the elder bushes growing wild in the hedgerows throughout the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, Lincolnshire. 

The welcome impact of Scotland's Tourism sector on sustainable business

Green Tourism

Sustainable tourism business in Scotland has saved 1 million tonnes of water and ¼ million tonnes of carbon according to an impacts report published by the sustainable accreditation organisation, Green Tourism.

The report, entitled "20 years of making a difference," addresses the positive impact Green Tourism accredited businesses have had on the environment over a period of twenty years. It was released today at a Scottish Tourism Alliance reception at the Scottish Parliament attended by Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Green Tourism sustainability assessments undertaken by the organisation spanning the last twenty years have revealed carbon and water savings, habitat and biodiversity creation, waste recovery, local procurement and business savings.