Responsible travel in scotland

Responsible travel in scotland

by Scottish Tourer March 23, 2021

With lockdown rules easing and the weather improving we are anticipating that Scotland will be a popular destination this year again for staycations.  Scotland is a beautiful and special country, and we all have a responsibility to look after and care for.  

Promoting responsible travel in Scotland is more important now than ever before and we must all take responsibility not to be:-

  • damaging the natural environmental, 
  • disrespecting wildlife or communities 
  • or littering.

Its everyone’s responsibility to protect the areas there visiting.  As members of visit Scotland, we are asking all our customers to think and honour the tourism promise.  The promise is a series of responsible actions and behaviours that will help preserve Scotland beauty for many more generations.  

#visit Scotland, #only in Scotland, #RespectProtectEnjoy

Scottish tourer motorhome parked by the sea

I promise to care for Scotland's nature. I will…


  • Not disturb the incredible wildlife that has roamed this epic land for centuries.
  • Tread lightly to protect their habitats.
  • Be considerate to farmland and livestock.
  • Keep my dog on a lead when needed.
  • Stick to the marked roads, tracks and paths.
  • Take my litter home with me.
  • Take only photos and leave only footprints.
  • Observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

I promise to care for Scotland's communities. I will...


  • Slow down, and savour every moment of what there is to see, do and learn.
  • Shop local to enjoy the best products and support Scottish makers and businesses.
  • Respect the locals and their resources.
  • Fáilte (embrace) and respect the Gaelic language.
  • Sample the delicious, seasonal foods available all across Scotland.
  • Seek out and respect the rich and diverse cultures that are found throughout Scotland.
  • Avoid crowded places and come back when it’s less busy.
  • Take care when exploring the great outdoors, and bring/wear the right equipment.
  • Check ahead to see if there is access or parking.
  • Park my vehicle safely and responsibly.
  • Follow physical distancing guidance and wear my mask as required.


I promise to care for Scotland and the world's tomorrow. I will…

  • Leave the car when I can and walk, cycle, paddle or use public transport instead.
  • Hire an electric vehicle where possible and take advantage of the many charge points that are now available across Scotland.
  • Check the green credentials of all of the businesses I use to travel, stay and explore.
  • Enjoy the pure waters that run from the tap, not single-use bottles.
  • Switch off the lights and look up at the stars.

Thank you for promising to keep Scotland special by exploring this incredible country responsibly.


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