Blog on the Loch
- Osprey Sightings at The Lodge on the Loch
On Saturday 14th April we had our first Osprey sightings of this year. Our lunchtime guests noted several sighting of the Osprey over a period of about 1 hour. Including several full dives into the loch right beside the restaurant and also a sighting of two birds hovering over the loch at the same time.
These majestic birds are routinely seen by diners in the aptly named Osprey Restaurant at The Lodge on the Loch between April and August during their mating season, prior to returning to the tropics for the winter sun.
The Osprey Restaurant is Open for Lunches 12 -3 and Dinners 5:30 to 9 pm. Bookings advised
- The Lodge Gold Award Green Tourism Business Scheme GTBS
THE LODGE ON THE LOCH REAFFIRMED GOLD AWARD FROM GREEN TOURISM BUSINESS SCHEME
The Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne has been reaffirmed a Gold award, for a second time under the Visit Scotland Green Tourism Business Scheme, for demonstrating excellence in environmental practice and promoting sustainable tourism.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK. The scheme honours tourism and hospitality businesses that demonstrate high levels of commitment in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable tourism with bronze, silver and gold awards. Award winners are scrutinised on over 145 separate measures by qualified advisors before being appointed the relevant award.
Derek McCulloch, proprietor commented:
“Our primary goals are to continuously reduce our carbon footprint, reduce landfill waste and improve recycling by reviewing our energy requirements, monitoring how supplies are purchased, packaged, delivered, used and disposed of whilst complying with all applicable environmental legislation”
The Lodge on the Loch is an exclusive 4 Star Golf and Spa retreat resort on Royal Deeside with exceptional views over the loch and Cairngorms National Park. It is ideally situated for tranquillity GAFIA (get away from it all) breaks in Aberdeenshire.
Built by Derek and Jean McCulloch, The Lodge combines a modern eco friendly business development in an area ensconced in history and traditions. The quality of the building is reaffirmed throughout the interior, with all public rooms, having large picture windows designed to capture the majestic outdoor views and to bring them inside. The Lodge is affordable, yet indulgent, intimate and exclusive.
The Lodge on the Loch is located on the A93 North Deeside Road ½ mile east of Aboyne. Bookings recommended Tel. 013398 86444
Notes to Editors:
The Lodge on the Loch recognises its environmental responsibility and is committed to improving its performance towards a sustainable future.
Contact: Mr. Derek McCulloch
- Lodge on the Loch on the BBC!
April 3 2012
The strange weather conditions in Aboyne over the past few weeks have caused a lot of media interest – and they have all been heading to the Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne.
Please click on the links below to see the video:
From BBC news
From BBC Radio 2
(starts at 40.20 and ends 43.05)
- Guest Accommodation Accreditation
Both Jean and I are looking forward to developing this new phase of our business growth. We have also be awarded a Visit Scotland 4 star rating also.
- A Royal Wedding Leisure Break near Balmoral Castle
Set on the shores of Loch Aboyne with the majestic Cairngorms National Park as your backdrop, you will be able to soak up the mystique of a Royal wedding in a truly romantic destination that is sure to impress. Enjoy celebration menus with meat sourced locally from Royal Deeside and Seafood from the North Sea, prepared by our award winning Chef, who is sure to tantalise your taste buds and offer a feast your eyes.
Partake in the spirit of Scotland with our local Royal Lochnagar whisky, made on the Queens Balmoral Estate, or choose from a wide range of single malts, including Speyside classics, Highland treasures, Island gems and the Dalmore Dee Dram from the “Rivers Collection”, to toast the health of Kate and William on their wedding day.