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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

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Grey Mare's Tail (NTS)

Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK

This spectacular upland reserve, home to Scotland's highest waterfall, is rich in wildflowers. Visitor centre with remote…

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK

Britain's first National Nature Reserve is well-known for its ancient pinewoods and spectacular mountain scenery. Visitor…

Rockcliffe (NTS)

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX

Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a variety of birds, flowers and butterflies.

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…

Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Balmaha, G63 0JQ

Famous the world over for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores, the reserve, includes five of the loch's islands and…

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Fair Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9JU

This jewel of an island, mid-way between Orkney and Shetland, is the most famous site for migrant birds in Britain. Also…

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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…

Glen Nant National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Taynuilt, Argyll, Scotland, UK

The slopes of Glen Nant are cloaked in a rich mixed woodland. Some of the special plants to be found here are…

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…

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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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.

Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Nr Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

One of the few remaining areas of peatland in central Scotland - most have been cut for their peat or drained for farming…

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...

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…

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...

1 Grey Mare's Tail (NTS) Moffat Valley, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
2 Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (SNH) Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
3 Rockcliffe (NTS) Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX
4 Threave Estate (NTS) By Castle Douglas, DG7 1RY
5 Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (SNH) Balmaha, G63 0JQ
6 Fair Isle Bird Observatory Fair Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9JU
7 Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH) By Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
8 Glen Nant National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Taynuilt, Argyll, Scotland, UK
9 Loch Gruinart (RSPB) Bushmills, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA44 7PR
10 Islay Natural History Trust Main Street, Port Charlotte, PA48 7TX
11 Glen Roy National Nature Reserve (SNH) Roybridge, By Fort William, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
12 Blawhorn Moss National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
13 Ben Lui National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Tyndrum, Argyll, Scotland, UK
14 Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
15 Monach Isles (NNR) North Uist, Scotland, UK

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