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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

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Mull of Galloway (RSPB)

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP

The most southerly point of Scotland. The cliffs are home to thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots,...

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...

St Abbs Head (NTS)

Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF

Glencoe (NTS)

Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX

Some of the finest climbing and walking country in the Highlands is to be found within this area of dramatic landscapes...

Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK

This is a classic example of an ancient 'raised' bog. Among the species you can find here are cranberry, bog rosemary and…

The Oa (RSPB)

Nr Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7AU

The cliffs of this peninsula on the south of the island are a good place to see choughs, golden eagles, peregrines and…

Treshnish Isles

Nr Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK

These delightful islands are well known for their breeding seabirds, with large numbers of puffins, razorbills and…

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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Ariundle Oakwood (NNR)

Acharacle, Nr Strontian, Argyll, Scotland, UK

An atmospheric ancient mossy oakwood of a kind once widespread along the Atlantic coast. Good habitat for wide variety…

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....

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…

St Kilda National Nature Reserve (NTS)

West of Benbecula, HS7 5SS

This remote and spectacular group of islands with the highest (375m) cliffs in Britain, is home to almost a million…

Gartmorn Dam Country Park

Sauchie, Nr. Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3NZ

This local nature reserve, with Scotlands oldest reservoir built in 1713, is important for migratory wildfowl in winter. A...

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB)

Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT

This amazing wetland is one of the most important natural floodplains in Europe. A great place for wildlife and scenery.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars
1 Mull of Galloway (RSPB) Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3AP
2 Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK
3 St Abbs Head (NTS) Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF
4 Glencoe (NTS) Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX
5 Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
6 The Oa (RSPB) Nr Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7AU
7 Treshnish Isles Nr Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK
8 Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction by Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE
9 Ariundle Oakwood (NNR) Acharacle, Nr Strontian, Argyll, Scotland, UK
10 Mersehead (RSPB) Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH
11 Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH) By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
12 St Kilda National Nature Reserve (NTS) West of Benbecula, HS7 5SS
13 Gartmorn Dam Country Park Sauchie, Nr. Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3NZ
14 Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Nr. Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HH 3 stars
15 Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB) Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT 3 stars

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