One of Moray’s most iconic attractions has been given a gold award for its eco-friendly tourism scheme.
Brodie Castle has also become the first site owned by the National Trust for Scotland to receive such an accolade from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Judges had visited sites throughout the UK to study their ‘green credentials’ and they were subsequently assessed as fitting for a bronze, silver or gold award.
Brodie had previously been rated as a silver site in previous bi-annual inspections, but this year was rated gold after making improvements in staff environmental awareness, involvement in local community projects and promotion of Fair Trade products.
In September the Castle played host to Elgin-based environmental group Earthtime with a ‘Fairy and Elf’ fair on the grounds that encouraged family groups to get outside and explore nature.
The Green Tourism praised staff at the Castle, saying: “A gold award is a deserved result given the dedication of the team.”