A LOCAL visitor centre has taken a special award in recognition of its green credentials.
Formartine’s, between Tarves and Methlick, was awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award less than three months after opening. The building operates using 100% renewable energy, creating its own hot water and heat.
Owner John Cooper said: “From the initial concept we had a clear objective to create one of the most environmentally responsible builds possible. We have prioritised building an ethical and sustainable operation, which turns out to be an extremely rewarding way to do business.”