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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

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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.

St Abbs Head (NTS)

Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF

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…

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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Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre (SWT)

Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TA

Come and see magnificent wildlife and enjoy a superb panorama from the comfort of this unique centre. 3 remote video…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Rothiemurchus Forest

By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

Superb Caledonian pine forest with many miles of trails.

Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK

These four wetland jewels include lichen rich willow scrub, sedge swamps, herb meadows and butterfly favoured grasslands.

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…

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (SWT)

Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

A special reserve, with ancient woodland and a gorge through which the River Clyde flows over a series of four spectacular…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

FK8 3SX

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

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...

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

Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve

By Findhorn, Morayshire, Scotland, UK

This spectacular, almost landlocked, tidal basin is good for waders throughout the year, with large numbers of migrants...

Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Garve, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

One of the highest mountains in Easter Ross, home to red deer, pine marten and golden eagle. Dwarf birch, cloudberry and…

1 Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Handa Island, By Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland, UK
2 St Abbs Head (NTS) Eyemouth, By St Abbs, TD14 5QF
3 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) By Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
4 Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction by Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE
5 Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre (SWT) Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TA 4 stars
6 Rothiemurchus Forest By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
7 Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK
8 Kirkconnell Flow National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Dumfries, Scotland, UK
9 Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (SWT) Falls of Clyde, New Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 3 stars
10 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) FK8 3SX
11 Treshnish Isles Nr Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland, UK
12 Monach Isles (NNR) North Uist, Scotland, UK
13 Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB) Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT 3 stars
14 Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve By Findhorn, Morayshire, Scotland, UK
15 Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Garve, Ross-shire, Scotland, UK

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