Glasgow hotels and tourist attractions are among 21 Scottish establishments that were awarded a prestigious environmental certificate.

Glasgow Marriott Hotel, voco Grand Central Hotel, and Glasgow Science Centre have all retained their Green Key eco-certificate for the second year.

Meanwhile, Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow SEC and Moxy Glasgow SEC have achieved the certificate for the first time.

A total of 21 new establishments from across Scotland joined five others after an audit by Keep Scotland Beautiful, bringing the eco-certificate total to 26.

Since 1994, the certificate has represented the highest standard of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry, being globally licensed by the Foundation for Environmental Education and operational in Scotland since 2021.

Jamie Ormiston, training and accreditation coordinator at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We congratulate all of the establishments across Scotland receiving Green Key certification for the first time and those who have met the criteria for a second year.

“These establishments join a prestigious group, not only in Scotland but across the world, who lead the way in sustainable tourism.”

Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive officer at Glasgow Science Centre, said: "As the first visitor attraction in Scotland to be awarded the coveted status, we are proud to have retained our Green Key certification for another year.

"This is a long-term commitment, and we are very pleased that the national jury has recognised our on-going efforts.

“It's our mission at the Science Centre to use our unique position to inform and educate people about climate change and empower them to be advocates for action."

Through Green Key, Keep Scotland Beautiful conducts in-depth in-person audits and lends support to help tourism establishments achieve environmental improvements and reduce greenhouse gas emissions annually.

It is open to a variety of businesses, helping them meet global environmental standards recognised by the UN World Tourism Organisation.