There's fantastic wildlife too, so it's little wonder our landscapes are such a hit with locals, visitors and even film-makers. Experience for yourself the land that was brought to life in Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-winning animation Brave and most recently in James Bond’s latest outing, Skyfall. Come and experience our natural wonders in all their glory with a programme of events which celebrate Scotland’s landscape, built heritage and wildlife.
Think National Parks, think John Muir. The Scots-born conservationist was the founding father of the world’s first National Park system and his legacy was celebrated throughout April 2014. Plan a long distance walk or tackle a section of the new 134-mile John Muir Way, which officially opened earlier in 2014 and stretches from Dunbar in the east to Helensburgh in the west.
Take advantage of the daylight hours and head out on a guided walk with rangers in Orkney. Follow local experts on organised winter walks and take in historical sites such as Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness, and learn fascinating facts about the natural world.
Until 23 November, see Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden come to life at night through the magic of dazzling lighting and innovative effects. Night in the Garden uses a natural backdrop to create a stunning visual spectacle - visit and experience a stroll through the garden that you’ll never forget.
There are lots of wildlife species that you can find in Scotland so why not see how many you can spot? Across the country you'll find a wonderful collection of wildlife, flora and fauna along our stunning coastlines and in our countryside. The country is home to 80 per cent of the UK's population of red squirrels, as well as herds of majestic deer, elusive wildfowl, playful cetaceans, and some of the largest and most important seabird colonies in the world.
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