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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. Kintail Ranger Service


    Walking Tour


    Lochalsh area

    The National Trust for Scotland rangers based at Kintail offer guided mountain walks and sea kayaking from their beautiful west coast location in the Highlands.

  2. Flanders Moss


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    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.

  3. Almond Valley Heritage Centre


    Children's Attractions


    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction


    Friendly farm animals, play areas, green spaces and an innovative museum packed full of things to prod, sniff, shake and discover.

  4. Aros




    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    Exhibition, Cinema, Music, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Visual Arts, Galleries, Workshops, Restaurant, Shop, Play...

  5. Loch Of Lintrathen


    Nature Centres & Reserves



    This stunning inland loch is set among the foothills of the Braes of Angus and close to the fertile farmlands of Strathmore.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience


    Gemini Explorer offers boat cruises around the stunning Moray Firth passing the picturesque towns and variety of wildlife.

  7. Gradings


    The Scottish Tourist Guides Association provides trained and accredited tour guides to help you enjoy your time in Scotland.

  8. Gradings

    Outer Hebrides

    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.

  9. DL Tours


    Chauffeur Tour



    DL Tours Scotland tours is a unique travel agency based in Central Scotland. Known for its customised, luxurious travel packages that never disappoint, DL Tours will help you plan an unforgettable vacation. Wheelchair Friendly!

  10. Coastal Connection


    Boat Tour



    Welcome to Coastal Connection - Making the islands and lochs more accessible that ever before.


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