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  • A large bird or prey in flight holding a fish in its talons
    The osprey (image courtesy of RSPB/ Chris Gomersall - rspb-images.com)
  • Ducks and moorhen feed in the waters of a reed bed
    Wildfowl amongst the reeds (image: James Carney)

Explore the many hides, reserves and visitor centres in Perthshire and discover the region’s wildlife among its stunning natural beauty.

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, including the RSPB Vane Farm, is one of the most important sites for wildfowl in Europe. Focused around the largest lowland loch in Scotland, this place is known to attract thousands of breeding ducks during springtime.

There are regular sightings of ospreys and white-tailed sea eagles, while the loch itself is home to otters and the water vole. Around the loch grow a number of plants of interest, including Holy Grass, the county flower of Kinross-shire.

The excellent facilities at RSPB Vane Farm Visitor Centre include large observation windows and a close-circuit camera system, making it easy to look for unannounced visitors to the loch.

At the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, near Dunkeld, the star attractions are a pair of ospreys that have been nesting here for decades. Time your visit between April and August and you should be rewarded with a great view of the ospreys in their nests from the observation hides.

Browse the listings to plan your trip to the hides, reserves and visitor centres in Perthshire today.

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  1. Loch Leven RSPB

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    Nature Centres & Reserves

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Kinross

    Loch Leven RSPB is part of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. The loch is famous for its connections to Mary Queen of Scots and as Scotland’s largest lowland freshwater loch.

  2. Craigower

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Craigower is a 4.5 hectare hilltop with open heathland and scattered Scots pines. It is a locally important site for butterflies.

  3. Loch Of The Lowes Visitor Centre

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Dunkeld

    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.

  4. Loch Leven Nature Reserve

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Kinross

    Loch Leven National Nature Reserve features a large expanse of open water which is the ideal home for a variety of birds.

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