My Favourites

Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Scotland

  • 1 (you are here)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 10

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…

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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…

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...

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...

Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH)

Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK

A mosaic of bogland plants, along with a notable range of butterflies and dragonflies, make this the most stunning upland…

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

FK8 3SX

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

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.

Reviews:
  • Trip Advisor Reviews Available

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.

Rockcliffe (NTS)

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX

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

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...

Rogie Falls

Contin, Scotland, UK

Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic.

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....

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

Tentsmuir Forest, By Tayport, Fife, DD6 9PF

The fastest growing part of Scotland with sand dunes and heath, excellent for wildflowers, an important roosting area for…

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

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…

1 Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre (SWT) Montrose, Angus, DD10 9TA 4 stars
2 Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (SNH) The Links, Golspie Business Park, Golspie, KW10 6UB
3 Glasdrum Wood Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK
4 Wood of Cree (RSPB) Nr. Newton Stewart, Scotland, UK
5 Silver Flowe National Nature Reserve (SNH) Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK
6 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) FK8 3SX
7 Islay Natural History Trust Main Street, Port Charlotte, PA48 7TX
8 Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve (SNH) Nr. Selkirk, Scotland, UK
9 Rockcliffe (NTS) Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1RX
10 Glencoe (NTS) Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, PA39 4HX
11 Rogie Falls Contin, Scotland, UK
12 Mersehead (RSPB) Southwick, Dumfries, DG2 8AH
13 Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve Tentsmuir Forest, By Tayport, Fife, DD6 9PF
14 Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve (RSPB) Insh, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, PH21 1NT 3 stars
15 Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (SNH) Balmaha, G63 0JQ

Click the map pins to view more information.

  • 1 (you are here)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 10