Staff from Scottish tour operator Rabbie’s took part in a volunteer tree planting scheme work with The National Trust for Scotland at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve.
Volunteers from company, which self-imposes a carbon tax on its tours, have planted 120 Aspen in the area in they take their guests.
While staff were in the Ben Lawers area they visited Kiltyrie, where a Rabbie’s volunteering team spent a weekend 10 years ago setting up a nature reserve with fencing, tree, herb and shrub planting and a bird island, which is still floating.
Rabbie’s carbon tax of £10 on every ton of carbon its mini-coaches use, has raised over £120,000 for conservation organisations since 2008. In the next few months, a batch of Birch trees will also be planted.
Organisations to benefit include The Staffin Trust, The Scottish Seabird Centre and Moor Trees.
Rabbie’s staff also volunteer their time and take part in hands-on work on projects with the National Trust for Scotland, with which they are working to introduce a Rabbie’s woodland and wildlife pond in the National Nature Reserve area around Ben Lawers at Loch Tay in Scotland.