UK's first vegan hotel, which opened its door for guests in 2019 has scooped an award from National Geographic.
Saorsa 1875 located in Pitlochry, Scotland, won 'GOOD EGG' award - and was listed as one of the best 48 new hotels in the world.
The hotel opened in June 2019 and has been extremely popular among travellers ever since.
The owners Sandra McLaren-Stewart and Jack McLaren-Stewart are both vegans and wanted to create a place that is entirely free from animal products. Saorsa offers its guests a 100% vegan experience and 11 rooms decorated with cruelty-free materials and furniture. The hotel's restaurant serves plant-based dishes and vegan cocktails. It is very popular among visitors from around the world, including Australian and Japanese tourists booking their stays there.
National Geographic wrote: "Founded by mother-and-son duo Sandra and Jack McLaren-Stewart, [the hotel] goes far beyond just sustainable, plant-focused grub: everything here is vegan, from the booze in the hotel bar to the cleaning products and upcycled furniture in the lounge,"
"Naturally, the heating comes from 100 per cent renewable energy. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Australian chef Deborah Fleck conjures up five-course dining extravaganzas using produce sourced locally or from the hotel's gardens, with a tree planted for every dinner served."