Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course goes even greener

Mains of Taymouth has kicked off 2022 by getting cheeky with a new eco-friendly supplier

Already one of Scotland’s greenest holiday estates – with six EON electric car charging points on-site for general use – Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course at Kenmore has further added to its eco credentials by rolling out Cheeky Panda toilet tissue (created sustainably from 100% bamboo) in each of its holiday homes.

As well as helping the estate to lower its carbon footprint, Cheeky Panda, which is now based in London, has a very strong connection to Kenmore.

“The founder of Cheeky Panda, Chris Forbes, who set up this company with his business partner, Julie Chen, lived in Kenmore for many years before he moved to London to set up in business,” says general manager of the estate, Pauline McLaren.

“We’re a small community here, so many locals will remember him. He was very friendly with our estate owner, Robin Menzies.

“We’re all thrilled for him that he has done so well for himself with this company, and we are happy to support him and his workforce through our custom.

“Plus, we are always trying to be as eco friendly as possible in the business.

“Toilet roll is something that we certainly use a great deal of, so it was top of the list for sourcing a greener supplier.

“It’s good to know we are using something completely biodegradable.

“The products are fantastic, sitting well with our eco credentials, which also include becoming one of the first holiday estates in the area to have electric vehicle charging stations on-site.”

Other products in the Cheeky Panda range include baby and hand wipes, tissues, hand towels, and drinking straws.

As well as containing no plastic packaging, products such as the wipes, which were recently voted Product of the Year, are fully biodegradable.

Other plaudits for the company include becoming the first tissue company in the UK to be vegan registered by The Vegan Society, and being listed as a Certified B Corporation, an accreditation which means that they have met the highest standards of social and environmental impact.  

It’s an impressive roll call for the business, which aims to float on the stock exchange, and continues to set the entrepreneurial world alight.

Chris from Cheeky Panda said: “I look back on my time in Kenmore with fond memories. 

“Loch Tay, together with the forests and mountains gave me a deep connection with nature and this is certainly one of the reasons I am so passionate about an environmental brand. 

“It’s very nostalgic to see it used in my old village and I still have a lot of love for Kenmore, Highland Perthshire, and Scotland.

“We also sell the toilet roll in the Courtyard Shop too,” said Pauline.

“We’re currently looking at stocking some of The Cheeky Panda’s other products, such as the hand towels, in the near future. We want to do all we can to be as green as possible on the estate.”

On that note, Pauline also added: “Our electric charging points are very well used by locals and visitors alike.

“We were delighted to have these sited on the estate, and make sure that we tell our guests with electric vehicles that they can charge their cars here.”

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