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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. Gradings

    Ayrshire & Arran

    Explore the West Coast of Scotland on our Unique Scottish Cruises. Visiting the inlets and islands of Wild Argyll, Arran and the Outer Hebrides with spectacular cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 13 nights.

  2. Velvet Hall Alpacas


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    • 3 Activity Centre
    3 Activity Centre


    At last, an opportunity to walk with an Alpaca in the beautiful Tweed Valley countryside.

  3. Ben Mor Coigach


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    Ben Mor Coigach is a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve.

  4. Deep Sea World


    Marine Life Centres


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Queensferry

    Come face to face with one of Europe's largest collections of sharks in one of the world's longest underwater tunnels at Deep Sea World, Scotland's National Aquarium.

  5. 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.

  6. TRIAN Tours


    Tour Guides


    Bonar Bridge

    Welcome to TRIAN Tours

  7. Mabie Farm Park


    Children's Attractions


    • 4 Activity Centre
    4 Activity Centre


    Mabie Farm Park offers over 5,000 square feet of indoor play area and represents a fantastic day out for the whole family.

  8. RSPB Scotland Loch Garten Osprey Centre


    Nature Centres & Reserves


    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Nethy Bridge

    The Loch Garten Osprey Centre is the ideal spot to observe a range of magnificent wildlife.

  9. Gradings


    Welcome to The Loons & Loch of Banks (Mainland) Nature Reserve.

  10. Black Isle Wildlife And Country Park


    Wildlife, Safari Parks, Zoos & Farms


    • 2 Wildlife Experience
    2 Wildlife Experience

    North Kessock

    Meet the animals at the Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park.


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