Exterior of Cameron House
Article Published 28/04/2022
The five-star resort Cameron House is located on the banks of Loch Lomond. The resort has recently undergone a multi-million-pound renovation, which is due to complete in summer 2022.
We caught up with Claire Meir, Director of Sales at Cameron House to discuss what delegates can expect from the renovation and some of the resort's sustainability initiatives.
Cameron House is entering the final stages of its extensive restoration, what can clients expect from this new offering?
The multi-million-pound Lochside extension will be completed by summer this year.
The space will include a brand-new ballroom with capacity for 400 guests and an additional 68 luxurious bedrooms, bringing the resort's total offering to 208 bedrooms, including 30 suites that will be completed and open to guests in summer 2022.
The stunning 7,345sq ft ballroom and new pre-function space will showcase the elegant and flexible event offering, complete with spectacular views of Loch Lomond. Suitable for large gatherings, the new ballroom is perfect for dinners up to 350 guests, and in a theatre or reception style arrangement can accommodate up to 450 people.
Whilst onsite are there any CSR activities that clients can get involved with either within the grounds or the local areas?
Grounds of Cameron House
We offer a variety of sustainable activities for our guests to enjoy whilst visiting the hotel. It is essential for us that as part of our Green Tourism Silver award we are offering activities that align with Green Tourism's objectives.
These activities include:
- Bike Hire (including e-bikes) - our resort is lucky enough to be located along the National Cycle Route 7, and we've recently invested in mountain bikes for our guests and delegates to hire.
- Segway Safari - our guided Segway Safari is an eco-friendly way to explore our resort. As a zero-emissions way to get around, Segways help reduce pollution and tackle climate change.
- Walking trails - as we are lucky enough to be located on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, it means an easy stroll is simple to find. Delegates can explore the vast acres of the resort, which has striking views in all directions.
We're also incredibly passionate about looking after our local wildlife and have several beehives across our 400-acre estate to help tackle the decline in bees across the UK. Bats also play an important role in many environments around the world and to ensure that we look after the local bat population we have installed 14 bat boxes around The Carrick golf course.
In addition to this, our Resort Conservation Manager has built a fantastic 'Estate Ranger Brochure' which includes information on the natural heritage and rich biodiversity which reside at Cameron House.
Cameron House currently holds a silver award from Green Tourism and has plans to achieve gold. Can you tell us what initiatives you have implemented to achieve this?
At Cameron House, we're blessed to work where we do and we are committed to protecting our natural environment in every way we can. This includes employing a dedicated Resort Conservation Manager and appointing Green Committee representatives from each department.
We have a shared responsibility to look after our planet and we rigorously apply this philosophy - from disposing of our rubbish correctly, to picking up litter, to recycling and saving energy. For our resort conservation team, it also means encouraging local wildlife, increasing feeding opportunities, and protecting their natural environments.
We currently hold a 'silver' award from Green Tourism and are working hard to achieve the coveted 'gold' award. Our initiatives include everything from managing pollution on our golf courses, to supporting the resort conservation team to improve natural habitats of the creatures we share the resort with.
To support your sustainability efforts, you have a dedicated Resort Conservation Manager and Green Committee. What is their role and what are their goals for the year?
The Resort Conversation Manager drives our conversation initiatives to help Cameron House become a more sustainable business and to protect the natural environment.
Our green committee helps to support our operations and goals, which are laid out in our green statement which we publish online quarterly.
We develop monthly green initiatives for our clan (staff) members to take part in e.g., litter picks and promotion of sustainable activities to guests.
As part of our 2022 goals, we are promoting general awareness of the environment and recycling policy to all staff and resort users and providing environmental training to appropriate staff.
We will also ensure that we are adopting the Scottish Government's advice to Zero Waste Scotland and are building in efficiencies to our support services' working environment with the overall aim of reducing our carbon footprint.
Cameron House also endeavours to reuse and recycle materials, where practicable, or ensure that the correct disposal arrangements are implemented. We will also maintain and develop the resort landscape and buildings in a sympathetic and sustainable manner following the polices and guidelines of local, regional, and national environmental agencies.
To find out more about Cameron House visit - www.cameronhouse.co.uk