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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH)

By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

Recognised worldwide for its fascinating geology, the reserve, with its lime-rich rocks, is also well-known for its wild…

Mersehead (RSPB)

Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH

A beautiful reserve on the shore of the Solway, important for wintering wildfowl with barnacle geese and many ducks....

Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS)

Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

Spectacular mile long 200 feet deep gorge which contains the 150 foot Falls of Measach. Suspension bridge and viewing…

Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction

by Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE

From Leaping Salmon to Woodland Walks we have the perfect day out covered. Childrens play park and cafe & gift shop on site.

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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS)

By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Perthshire's highest mountain with views from the Atlantic to the North Sea, Ben Lawers is well-known for the rich variety…

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

Handa Island, By Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK

This spectacular island with one of the largest seabird colonies in north-west Europe offers a superb wildlife experience.

Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH)

Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

This splendid reserve overlooking Muckle Flugga, Britain's most northerly point, is a haven for over 100,000 seabirds…

Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

Rising above the heather moorland this reserve is important for its upland animals and plants, supporting species like…

Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The moist cliffs and rocky outcrops of this large reserve support an unusually lush growth of mountain plants including...

Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH

This reserve is well-known for its pair of breeding ospreys. An observation hide allows close-up views of their nest and…

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Rothiemurchus Forest

By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

Superb Caledonian pine forest with many miles of trails.

Islay Natural History Trust

Main Street, Port Charlotte, PA48 7TX

Essential information for those interested in Islay's nature with exhibits, displays and hands-on exploration for all ages.

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Wood of Cree (RSPB)

Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK

The largest ancient oakwood in the south of Scotland with breeding redstarts, pied flycatchers, and garden warblers. Roe...

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

FK8 3SX

Where the Highlands and forest adventure begin. Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling wooded hills and...

Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH)

The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB

This large tidal basin with its surrounding pinewoods, coastal heath and sand dunes has a very special character. It…

1 Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH) By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
2 Mersehead (RSPB) Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH
3 Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (NTS) Braemore, By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
4 Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction by Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE
5 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
6 Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Handa Island, By Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
7 Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH) Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
8 Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
9 Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK
10 Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH 3 stars
11 Rothiemurchus Forest By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
12 Islay Natural History Trust Main Street, Port Charlotte, PA48 7TX
13 Wood of Cree (RSPB) Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
14 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) FK8 3SX
15 Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB

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