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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.

  • A golden eagle.
    A golden eagle
  • Close up shot of puffins on the Pentland Skerries
    Puffins on the Pentland Skerries
  • A close up of a red kite soaring high above Bellymack Hill Farm in Dumfries & Galloway
    A red kite soaring high above Bellymack Hill Farm in Dumfries & Galloway
  • Seals in Loch Flodabay, Isle of Harris
    Seals in Loch Flodabay, Isle of Harris

Whether on a mountain or hill, in a glen, forest or along the shoreline, there’s a wealth of wildlife experiences to be had in Scotland. With such an array of diverse animals, including some of the most rare and endangered species on the British Isles, Scotland promises unforgettable encounters with wildlife.

Scotland’s regions vary greatly and it’s this diversity that attracts many different species to make Scotland their home. Along thousands of miles of coastline, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals and otters in quiet inlets, beaches and sea lochs.

Often spotted off the coast of Scotland’s many islands, orca and minke whales make an appearance in sight of the shore or if not, draw up close next to boats on wildlife cruises.  On just such a cruise, there are few natural sights more impressive than watching tens of thousands of seabirds congregating on sheer sea cliffs from below.

In dense forests, you may have to seek the helping hand of a knowledgeable, professional guide to find elusive mammals like pine martens. Birdlife is truly abundant across the rugged Scottish landscapes from wild fowl in wetland reserves to waders at the coast. In some cases, you'll have to crane your neck skywards to catch a glimpse of some of Scotland's majestic hunters; from ospreys to red kites and golden eagles to sea eagles.

With each new season brings a new incomparable sight, from red deer stags locking antlers in the annual autumnal rut or the arrival of pink-footed geese in the winter, migrating from the colder tundra landscapes of Greenland and Iceland.

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  1. Lochaber Geopark


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to the Lochaber Geopark, home to some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring scenery in the world.

  2. Arran Family Fun Park & Balmichael Centre


    Theme Parks, Funfairs & Amusements


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    UK Phone: 01770 465 072 US Phone: (310) 492-5520 Located on the String Road in Shiskine on the picturesque Isle of Arran, in Scotland.

  3. St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    St Abbs

    Formed by an extinct volcano, the St Abb’s Head is the best known landmark along the magnificent Berwickshire coast.

  4. Go to St Kilda


    Boat Tour


    • 5 Tour
    5 Tour


    5 star Day adventure trips from Skye to the remote and spectacular islands of St Kilda - UK's only UNESCO dual world heritage site. Skye is linked to UK mainland by toll-free Skye road bridge.

  5. Brightwater Scotland


    Tour Operators


    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Brightwater Scotland presents a collection of quality holidays that celebrate the very best that Scotland has to offer. The wonderful islands that lie off our coast feature strongly, as well as garden holidays and special interest tours.

  6. Loch Of The Lowes Visitor Centre


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience


    Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve covers 98 hectares near Dunkeld. The star attraction is a pair of breeding ospreys who nest here over the summer.

  7. Gradings

    The Highlands

    Walk Wild Scotland offer one week walking holidays and private tours on Scotland's west coast and the Isle of Skye.

  8. Classic Tours Highlands


    Chauffeur Tour


    Grantown on Spey

    Classic Tours Highlands presents to you some of the most desirable British Iconic Cars from the 1950’s and 60’s.

  9. Gradings

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    Welcome to Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (The Galson Estate Trust)

  10. Tour Orkney


    Tour Guides



    Welcome to Tour Orkney,operated from Kirkwall, providing archaeological, historical and natural history tours throughout Orkney.


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