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STAFFA HOUSE: Responsible Visitor Charter
Help us keep Mull and Iona special!
Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have an impact. Please make sure it’s a positive one whilst you’re visiting Mull and Iona. Here are six things you can do during your stay:

1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
You can help by switching off lights when you’re leaving your room and switching off your heater if not required, by using our recycling system in your bed/bathroom and by putting used teabags on the little dish on your hospitality tray. Try and say no to bags and packaging you don’t need when you’re out and about.

2. Eat local, Buy local, See local
Help our communities to prosper by buying genuine, ‘made on Mull/Iona’ souvenirs to take home, and by sampling local produce in shops, cafes and restaurants. We have some fantastic artists, craftspeople and food producers on Mull and Iona. Please ask us for further information, we have lots of suggestions at our fingertips!

3. Be Water Wise
Please use water wisely. For example, you can turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, and adhere to our towel policy to avoid additional laundry.

4. Give the Car a Rest
Browse through our walking folder in the guest lounge – it contains details of local walks to some beautiful beaches and special places which a car can’t reach! Or relax and let someone else do the hard work by taking a boat trip or the public bus service to Craignure and Tobermory.

5. Leave No Trace
Respect our wild landscapes by avoiding disturbance to wildlife, guarding against fire and taking home all your rubbish, even orange peel!

6. Support Green Tourism Businesses
There are hundreds of businesses trying to reduce their environmental impact through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Businesses are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold for their efforts to be more environmentally responsible. See www.green-business.co.uk for more information.

Above all, enjoy discovering this special place and its people, keep your eyes out for wildlife both large and small, and breathe in the wonderful sea air!
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