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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

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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 Garten, Abernethy Forest (RSPB)

Nethybridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

This beautiful loch, surrounded by natural Scots pine forest is famous for ospreys. From the Osprey Centre you can observe...

Monach Isles (NNR)

North Uist, Scotland, UK

These low lying sandy islands have superb machair, great numbers of black guillemots and one of the most important...

Loch Gruinart (RSPB)

Bushmills, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA44 7PR

This exciting reserve on Islay, is famous for its large numbers of wintering geese, and breeding waders and birds of prey…

Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Lanark, Scotland, UK

Steep gorges have protected this rich mix of ash, oak and wych elm from felling and grazing. Carpets of bluebells and…

Isle of May Boat Trips

Anstruther, KY10 3AB

Wildlife boat trips to the fabulous Isle of May or fun trips along the East Neuk Coast.

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St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (SNH)

St Cyrus, Montrose, Scotland, UK

A special reserve of sand dunes, heathland and cliffs, with many rare and unusual plants. Visitor centre and trails. 

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…

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…

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....

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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Glen Roy National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Roybridge, By Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

One of the most remarkable glacial landforms in Britain, the 'Parallel Roads' are the shorelines of an ice-damned lake.

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…

Glasdrum Wood

Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK

From the trail through this ancient wood of oak and ash there are good views over Loch Creran and the chance to spot the...

Threave Estate (NTS)

By Castle Douglas, DG7 1RY

An attractive area of farmland and marshes beside the River Dee, excellent for wildfowl, with a good network of trails and…

1 Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK
2 Loch Garten, Abernethy Forest (RSPB) Nethybridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
3 Monach Isles (NNR) North Uist, Scotland, UK
4 Loch Gruinart (RSPB) Bushmills, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA44 7PR
5 Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Lanark, Scotland, UK
6 Isle of May Boat Trips Anstruther, KY10 3AB
7 St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (SNH) St Cyrus, Montrose, Scotland, UK
8 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
9 The Oa (RSPB) Nr Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7AU
10 Mersehead (RSPB) Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH
11 Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction by Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE
12 Glen Roy National Nature Reserve (SNH) Roybridge, By Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
13 Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
14 Glasdrum Wood Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK
15 Threave Estate (NTS) By Castle Douglas, DG7 1RY

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