Scottish wildlife

From coast to countryside, you will encounter an array of wonderful wildlife throughout Scotland. Keep an eye out for rutting red deer in Dumfries and Galloway, bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth, Scottish wildcats, mountain hares, red squirrels and golden eagles to name but a few.

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Watch this video and see some of Scotland's remarkable wildlife, from timourous red squirrels to playful dolphins.
Great Scottish wildlife

See some of Scotland's remarkable wildlife, from timourous red squirrels to playful dolphins.

Two inquisitive puffins

Wildlife webcams

View this selection of wildlife webcams from around Scotland to see ospreys, puffins, badgers and other species up close.

Wildlife watching above the Montrose Basin, Angus

Responsible wildlife watching

Find guidelines on watching wildlife responsibly so you can enjoy Scotland’s beauty without damaging the environment.

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Year of Natural Scotland 2013

The country’s outstanding natural beauty was celebrated during the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

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