Wildlife trails and itineraries across Scotland

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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.

Follow one of these trails and itineraries to encounter an array of fantastic wildlife throughout Scotland. Keep your eyes peeled for some unforgettable sightings of spectacular wildlife from Highland cows and red deer to majestic birds of prey soaring high in the skies, such as the golden eagles and red kites to thriving marine life including dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks. Whichever region you're holidaying in, Scotland is a nature lover's paradise.

  • Gannets roost on a rock shelf on the Isle of Noss
    Gannets roost on a rock shelf on the Isle of Noss
  • A bluebell wood by Loch Eck, Argyll & The Isles
    A bluebell wood by Loch Eck
  • A puffin perched on a cliff edge
    A puffin perched on a cliff edge
Seal, Lerwick harbour

Shetland wildlife trail

Discover a selection of Shetland's varied wildlife at the nature centres on this itinerary

A beautifully carpeted woodland floor with bluebells by Loch Eck in Argyll Forest Park, Argyll & The Isles

Argyll wildlife trail

Pay a visit to the region's hides, reserves and visitor centres and uncover the wealth of wildlife in the stunning landscapes of Argyll & The Isles.

A woman photographing a dolphin breaking water on a boat trip on the Moray Firth

Highland wildlife trail

The Highland landscape, wild and unspoilt, provides a range of habitats for wildlife. This itinerary takes you to some of the very finest wildlife sites in Scotland, many of them nature reserves.

A puffin on St Kilda Island, Outer Hebrides

Hebridean wildlife trail

Discover a selection of the Hebrides' varied wildlife at the nature centres on this itinerary