Posts for wildlife

5 Autumn Must-Do’s in Scotland

Monday 5th Sep 2016

Oh, autumn, how we love thee!  The season of wrapping up, conkers, fireworks, bonfires and, of course, the gorgeous fiery colours that ignite the landscape. Here are 5 suggestions for things to do during your self-catering holiday in Scotland this autumn – and ideas of where to stay to enjoy these highlights. Go for a woodland walk   […]

Scottish Natural Heritage, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserves

Monday 1st Feb 2016

From the spectacular mountain scenery of Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands in winter to the seabird cities of Noss in the Shetland Isles in summer, National Nature Reserves (NNRs) offer wonderful sights and sounds to enjoy at any time of the year. NNRs are some of the most dramatic wild places in Scotland – […]

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Friday 27th Nov 2015

The Cairngorm National Park is the go to place for all manner of outdoor activities. Whatever pace you like to play, it is reassuring to know that you have a comfortable, good quality place to retreat to at the end of the day. Heath Cottage, in Boat of Garten, is one such place that sleeps […]

Puffin on the cliffs

Orkney – An Insider’s View

Thursday 29th Oct 2015

If you’ve never visited Orkney before, then you could be forgiven for arriving off your ferry or flight with some misconceptions about the language you might hear, the supposedly windswept and barren nature of the landscape, or the local perspective on the islands’ place in the grand scheme of things. But it doesn’t take long […]

Varis, Balmacara

Wednesday 30th Sep 2015

The Highlands is a great region to explore all year round, no matter what your interests are. Varis is a spacious, three-bedroomed holiday home in Balmacara, perfectly located for all types of exploration. We spoke to the owner, Debra Storr, who gave us some tips for a Highland getaway. Let’s start at Balmacara. Tell us a […]

Bowmore, Round Church, Islay, Main Street

Guest post: My Islay

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Islay, one of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, is world renowned for its wildlife, weather and whisky. It can become a very personal place for many, including our guest writer, graphic designer and curious explorer, Ali Campbell. Islay – From Childhood, Forever. Islay has always been a place that I have been drawn to. The seeds of […]

Interview: Mull Magic

Friday 23rd Jan 2015

Established by former Wayfarers International Walking Tour Director, Ruth Fleming, in 2005, Mull Magic celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2015.  A small, family-owned and run business, Mull Magic has a well-earned reputation built on the dedication and knowledge of its leaders, who have over 30 years experience of walking with wildlife. As well as promoting […]

Interview: Highland Safaris

Sunday 26th Oct 2014

This month the team at Highland Safaris shared their tips for visiting the area, and talked to us about their different tours, wildlife, gold panning and the magical Perthshire landscape. What is special about the landscape you experience during a Land Rover Safari?  While out on Safari you will find land sculptured by the elements and steeped […]

Interview: Shetland Wildlife

Thursday 8th May 2014

With unforgettable landscapes, an abundance of spectacular wildlife and a fascinating history, the Shetland Isles offer a truly unique holiday experience.  We couldn’t think of anyone better to provide an insight into all that the UK’s most northerly islands have to offer than this month’s interviewee – Hugh Harrop, Field Director and guide for Shetland Wildife. […]

Tips from the Locals: Moray Speyside

Sunday 15th Dec 2013

We asked the good folk of Twitter for their highlights of the scenic Moray area and the most common responses were: its picturesque coastline, the dolphins, lovely woodland and hill walks, castle ruins, and its malt whisky trail.  We’ve put together this selection of tips from the locals to give you a few examples. Dolphin Watching […]