John Muir's Birthplace | Visitor Charter

Responsible Visitor Charter

As an early pioneer of the conservation movement John Muir campaigned to ‘protect wilderness for wilderness sake’. As we work to carry on Muir’s legacy for the future we are working to minimise our negative environmental impact. Please help us in this goal with these guidelines:
1.     Give the Car a Rest – Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public transport. Details are available at the desk, on our website, or on our notice board.
2.     Respect Nature – Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering, guarding against fire and using footpaths responsibly. Please don’t leave bags of dog waste behind.
3.     Shop Local – Use local products and services. They give you a flavour of the area and help support the local community. We are fortunate to have some fantastic producers of food, drink, arts and crafts in our region. Ask our staff about the local products we sell.
4.     Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier bag. Try and recycle any waste you have. Ask about the recycling facilities available here.
5.     Know the Code – You have a right to be on most land and inland water in Scotland as long as you take responsibility for your actions. Respect the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Ask for details at the desk.
6.     Be Water Wise – Turn off the tap after washing your hands and please report any leaking taps or toilets to our staff.
7.     Support Green Tourism – There are hundreds of businesses showing their commitment to reducing environmental impacts through the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Based on their efforts, businesses are awarded either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Look for a Green Tourism business when booking accommodation or visiting sites. See for more information.

John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ

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