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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.

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  • A golden eagle.
    A golden eagle
  • A red kite soaring high up above Scotland
    Red kite
  • A seabird mid flight near Westray
    Fulmar off Stronsay coast
  • A white-tailed eagle hunting over a loch.
    A white-tailed eagle hunting in the wild

Scotland has a fantastic range of beautiful bird species that make the country’s stunning landscapes their home.

From huge predators prowling the skies, nimble grouse navigating heather-clad moorlands to cheerful songbirds nestling in tranquil woodland there are so many stunning species to spot throughout Scotland.

As the seasons change, so does the bird population. Migrant species flock to Scotland has a safe haven in the summer months. The coastal cliffs of Orkney are awash with thousands of seabirds in the summer creating vast bird cities. Back on the mainland you are in with a good chance of spotting some impressive birds of prey in Dumfries & Galloway. The Galloway Kite Trail gives visitors the opportunity to spot the elusive red kite through some of Scotland's most impressive scenery.

Browse the listings and plan your wildlife trip in Scotland today.

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  1. Gradings

    Newton Stewart

    One of the few water-powered sawmills in Scotland - and possibly the only one still in working condition - the Kirkdale sawmill is driven by an overshot 19th century water-wheel.

  2. RSPB Crook of Baldoon Reserve

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    Wigtown

    One of RSPB's newest reserves, with a superb view accross the Cree Estuary to the Galloway Hills. The return of geese and waders in winter really brings the merse and coast to life. Breeding skylark and lapwing are common in summer.

  3. John Muir Way

    Type

    Wildlife & Nature walks

    Gradings

    Haddington

    The John Muir Way offers 215 km of walking, as well as many opportunities to savour some magnificent views and to see Scotland's natural and cultural heritage.

  4. Old Castle Lachlan

    Type

    Walking Tour

    Gradings

    Strachur

    Welcome to Old Castle Lachlan

  5. Ridgway Adventure

    Type

    Hiking Tour

    Gradings

    Rhiconich

    A timeless and truly wild natural environment where mountains rise majestically from intricate coves and bays of sheltered sea lochs. Join us here, a family home and Adventure School for over 40 years. Holidays and courses for many ages.

  6. Tentsmuir Point

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Cupar

    This large area of sand dunes and beach at the mouth of the Tay estuary forms an important roosting and feeding area for huge gatherings of seaducks, waders and wildfowl.

  7. West Island Way

    Type

    Wildlife & Nature walks

    Gradings

    Bute

  8. Gradings

    Orkney

    Take the ‘Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Isles’ tour with Wilderness Scotland.

  9. Tour Skye

    Type

    Coach Tour

    Gradings

    Broadford

    Welcome to Tour Skye

  10. Flanders Moss

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Doune

    The UK’s largest raised bog to remain in a near-natural state lies between the villages of Thornhill and Kippen in the Care of Stirling.

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