The wide open spaces of the Highlands and Islands make wildlife tours in Scotland a magical experience. The majestic ancient Caledonian Pine forests of the Cairngorms, the seabird colonies of Bass Rock and the Hebridean Islands, the waders of the Solent, the wild peat bogs of the Flow Country and the rare avian migrants and marine life of Shetland. These are just a few examples of Scotland’s richly diverse habitats and a flavour of the wildlife experiences you can enjoy....
The wide open spaces of the Highlands and Islands make wildlife tours in Scotland a magical experience. The majestic ancient Caledonian Pine forests of the Cairngorms, the seabird colonies of Bass Rock and the Hebridean Islands, the waders of the Solent, the wild peat bogs of the Flow Country and the rare avian migrants and marine life of Shetland. These are just a few examples of Scotland’s richly diverse habitats and a flavour of the wildlife experiences you can enjoy.
Red deer and wild goats roam the hills where Golden Eagles soar overhead. Ptarmigan, Snow Buntings and Arctic Hares inhabit the high mountain tops and challenge you to spot them in their winter whites. Pine Martens and Red Squirrels scurry through woodlands where Crested Tits and Crossbills forage in the trees, and salmon leap and otter play in the rivers and along the shoreline.
A wildlife holiday in Scotland is not only a walk on the wild side but an experience of an ancient Celtic culture and colourful traditions that are known the world over. Combine a spring or autumn birdwatching trip with a chance to sample the whiskeys of the Spey Valley or the island of Islay. Visit Skye or Mull to find White-tailed Eagles or hear Corncrakes that have long since disappeared from other parts of Britain.
You might even catch a glimpse of a Capercaillie or the descendants of reintroduced European Beavers that have successfully colonised some of Scotland’s lochs. What you’re unlikely to see is the Loch Ness Monster, but the rest of the wildlife to be found in the Great Glen, through which the atmospheric loch runs, will more than make up for that!
View Tours below to learn more about the best nature trips available in Scotland before contacting a local wildlife specialist to book your next Caledonian wildlife holiday.
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