With your help, Treshnish & Haunn Cottages can become more eco-friendly
Every little thing helps!
Mull is a beautiful, wild landscape – and a world class wildlife destination. We hope staying at Treshnish will enable you to enjoy the magic of what Mull has to offer, with the satisfaction that you are staying somewhere eco-friendly, somewhere where your help can make a difference.
Below are some ideas of how to be more eco-friendly on holiday!
Dervaig Post Office & Store
Our local shop is the best! …Read more…
The shop is open until 6pm Mondays to Saturdays, so if you are catching the 4pm ferry from Oban you should get here in time to shop! Please have a look at their website.
Supporting this shop helps the village and those in surrounding area who depend on it.
Shop in our local island shops
Please shop in our local island shops…Read more…
If you don’t think you will arrive on Mull in time to shop in Dervaig on your first night, why not bring just enough food to tide you over for the first day, and then do your food shopping here on Mull.
This is a great way of contributing to the local economy.
Buy and support local produce
There are some fantastic food producers on the island …Read more…
Dervaig Shop sells local pork and island venison, as well as Mull Cheese and Tobermory Fish Co. smoked fish.
Dervaig Village Hall holds fortnightly markets, and on alternate weekends there are markets in Craignure and Tobermory.
You can buy more local produce, including their own smoked salmon and trout from Tobermory Fish Company in Tobermory.
You can buy Mull Cheese from their farm near Tobermory.
Island Bakery biscuits are available in lots of shops on the island.
Glengorm Vegetables (in season) can be purchased from Glengorm Coffee Shop.
Take a tour – not the car
There are several very good wildlife tour operators locally…Read more…
Take the bus from Calgary if you are taking one of the boat trips leaving from Tobermory or on a Friday use the Community Bus to get to Ulva Ferry.
Driving carefully and slowly can reduce your fuel use. …Read more…
And save fuel! Why not enjoy some of the walks on the farm …Read more…
See the leaflets in the cottage about local walks.
Please ask us for more walk suggestions!
Borrow a bike
We have several bikes here which are available for guests …Read more…
Please ask us to show you which ones they are.
Mull Electric Bikes are available for hire locally. You can charge it here free of charge!
Turn the heating down
Please don’t leave windows open when the heating is on…Read more…
Please ask for advice about energy saving during your stay.
Use appliances carefully
Stack/fill dishwasher & washing machine carefully…Read more…
Only half a tab required for dishwashers.
Using 30 degrees rather than 40 degrees will save energy.
Turn lights off when you can
Please make sure your outside light is switched off…Read more…
Share your wildlife sightings
It is wonderful to share information about where and what …Read more…
Visit Prasad’s wildlife Blog at http://treshnishbirdlog.blogspot.com
Relax and pamper yourself
Catriona’s Salon in Tobermory offers a variety of treatments…Read more…
Here at Treshnish you can have Cranio Sacral Balancing – see leaflet in cottage for details.
Michael Shilson offers Shiatsu in Tobermory.
Give us feedback
Improving what we offer here in terms of accommodation…Read more…
We welcome your feedback so please let us know if you feel we could be doing things better than we are – environmentally or otherwise!
Help us to reduce landfill: recycle!…Read more…
Please help by recycling as much as you can using the facilities we have created in the Recycling Shed.
Our natural rain or spring fed supplies are monitored …Read more…
When the burns (streams) look dry, it means the water supplies are running lower than usual, so responsible use at these times helps the water supply remain sustainable.
At other times, surplus water (that we don’t use) finds its way to the sea, but it is still important not to waste water.
Use a glass of water when you brush your teeth, rather than running the tap.
Only boil the water you need each time – saves water and electricity!
What we do
Find out more about what we are doing …Read more…