Edinburgh’s largest independent hotel can now stake a claim as being one of the country’s greenest – after its team retained a highly-prized sustainability accreditation for a record fourteenth year.

Ten Hill Place in the heart of the historic Old Town has been recognised with a Green Tourism Gold Award after receiving excellent scores across a range of exacting metrics covering most elements of its operations.

The hotel first achieved the accolade in 2008 and has successfully retained the award following regular assessments in the intervening years.

Assessors praised the hotel’s commitment to supporting local communities and charities while locally sourcing sustainable and ethically produced food.