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Dundee's Verdant Works retains 5-star status

Verdant Works

Verdant Works, the world class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee's industrial textile heritage, has retained its five-star rating from VisitScotland.

The renewal of the top award secures Dundee Heritage Trust's unique position as the only independent charity in Scotland operating two five-star museums. Discovery Point and Verdant Works are currently the only two five-star attractions in Dundee.

VisitScotland's comprehensive Quality Assurance grading measures every aspect of the visitor experience and covers over 900 attractions across the country.

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.