£500 Green Key Discount

Discount to help Scotland’s smaller tourism establishments access internationally recognised sustainability certificate

Scotland’s smaller tourism and hospitality establishments are encouraged to find out how leading international eco-certificate Green Key can help them to secure year-on-year environmental improvements, financial savings and attract customers who are increasingly seeking out sustainable options.

A £500 discount on the first year of Green Key membership is available for ten micro, small and SME businesses until March 2023, on a first come first served basis through Keep Scotland Beautiful’s partnership with Visit Scotland

Eligibility and further information

Micro, small and SME businesses within the tourism sector are eligible for discounted membership. All businesses will need to fit one of the six site categories – hotels and hostels, small accommodations, campsites and holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants, and attractions.

Ineligible businesses:

  • Non-tourism businesses 
  • Non-micro businesses, non-small business and non-SME businesses 
  • Lapsed members of a Sustainability Certification Scheme Providers’ Scheme who cancelled their membership on or after 1 November 2021. 
  • Local authority or public body owned or managed businesses Supply chain businesses for events and tourism sectors (e.g. florists, caterers, photographers, chauffeur, taxi services, etc.). 
  • An individual event or multiple set of connected events. 
  • Venues that are not open for booking by members of the public (i.e. an exclusive member-only organisation venue). 
  • Transport providers without a tourism product (i.e. coach hire, car hire, taxi services, boat hire, ferry operators)
  • Large educational establishments such as schools, colleges and universities.   
  • Non-tourism accommodation (non-tourism hostels, workers accommodation and long term lets). 

This funding has been secured from Sustainability Certification Scheme Fund for Tourism Recovery by VisitScotland, as part of the Destination Net Zero Programme.

For more information and to make an application for membership please contact us.


Green Key discount webinar

Our free Green Key webinar on 10 January will provide more information on the Green Key discount

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