Fife Tourism Partnership

Green Tourism Scheme 

The Green Tourism Award is a programme that recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. The awards, split into bronze, silver and gold are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of positive environmental practices. 

The scheme assesses members against set of criteria. The range of areas examined includes: 

  • Recyling and waste management 
  • Energy usage 
  • Procurement  
  • Biodiversity  

The awards and are a great way of progressing on a green journey as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’, attracting custom from increasing numbers of eco-minded visitors. 

Green Tourism promotes greener ways for businesses and organisations to operate, by offering their members advice on: 

  • Reducing energy use 
  • Saving water 
  • Efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal 
  • Ethical buying 
  • Staying local & seasonal 
  • Minimising food miles 
  • Promoting biodiversity 
  • Adopting a smart, sustainable outlook from top to bottom 

The scheme is supported by VisitScotland and includes a discount for businesses within the UNESCO National Trail. For Fife this is tourism business within the KY11 postcode area.  

UNESCO National Trail of Scotland Membership Offer - Green Tourism ( 

You can find out more about the Green Business Scheme on their website.