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An Talla launches loyalty scheme for customers who walk, run or cycle in bid to reduce carbon footprint

An Talla by Loch Ness has launched a ‘Green Pass’ to encourage customers to leave the car and walk, run or cycle to its restaurant and shop.

The Green Pass works in the same way as a loyalty card where customers receive a stamp for each visit, with customers receiving a stamp each time they travel by foot or cycle to An Talla.

Once they have collected six stamps, they can claim a hot drink for free.

Based at Dochgarroch, it is hoped that customers will be encouraged to walk, run or cycle along the Caledonian Canal to An Talla and to Loch Ness by Jacobite for cruises.

The launch is part of wider environmental initiatives by An Talla which includes putting an action plan into place following a review from environmental consultancy, Carbon Change. 

“Having recently undertaken a full carbon audit, our Green Pass is our first step in being more environmentally friendly,” explained Freda Newton, Managing Director of Loch Ness by Jacobite and An Talla.

“We already have lots of cyclists, walkers and runners visiting us at An Talla, so our Green Pass will reward them for leaving the car at home and considering the environment.

“This is just the start of our action on climate change, which we are proud to be moving forward on, and I hope our customers enjoy the benefits now and for the future.”

Loch Ness by Jacobite already holds a Gold Award in VisitScotland’s Sustainable Tourism Certification Scheme.

From using biodegradable cleaning products, FSC approved paper for printing and recycled paper in the office, to encouraging group transportation for tours and cruises, and installing nesting boxes and a feeding station for local wildlife at Clansman Harbour, every aspect of sustainability is considered.

Customers can collect their Green Pass from An Talla to receive a stamp each time they travel by foot or cycle there.

Once six stamps have been collected, the card can be exchanged for a free hot drink of their choice.

To find out more about Loch Ness by Jacobite’s environmental policy, please visit: https://www.jacobite.co.uk/environment

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