Largs Yacht Haven is now officially certified as a 'zero carbon' business - and the green initiative has been praised for its environmental awareness.

The marina has received a Zero Carbon certification, guaranteeing that all of their energy originates from renewable sources.

Marina manager Dave Hewitt said: "We all need to contribute to ensure our energy is sustainably sourced. By receiving this guarantee, we can not only ensure that the electricity used in our marina office comes from a renewable source, but this electricity is also supplied to over 700 boats on our pontoons, our external lighting and boats around our boatyard."

At the Yacht Haven’s most recent inspection, the Gold Anchor assessor noted the marina’s environmental efforts and initiatives, saying: "Largs Yacht Haven breathes respect for nature - it is green in both the literal and figurative sense.

"Environmental awareness is obvious throughout the marina, while the marina manager and marina team lead by example.”