Basking shark conservation and adventure tours around the west coast of Scotland. Our passionate and dedicated team of marine biologists are here to show you the wonders of Scotland’s wildlife. Support our research and conservation - escape with us on an adventure with a difference.
Immerse your senses in the Argyll Hope Spot - a unique protected marine area.
Three bridges spanning three centuries, magnificent views over the Firth of Forth, historical facts, mythical tales, urban wildlife and the historic settlements of North and South Queensferry. It's all yours to discover on the new Forth Bridges Trail.
Join us on board Fyne Explorer and immerse yourself in the wildlife and scenery that Scotland’s longest sea loch, Loch Fyne has to offer
Be guided by our Ranger to get an insight into the incredible biodiversity bought about by these ecosystem engineers and, if you're lucky, spot a beaver!
A great introduction to the basic concepts of map reading, using a compass and navigation techniques before heading out on a short walk to practice each element. Build the skills and confidence to plan your own adventures!
Explore the different species that grow in the protected area of Knapdale, how to forage sustainably and how to safely identify a few seasonal wild edibles. We will then enjoy a range of tasters and a hot drink at the Argyll Beaver Centre. With special permission from Nature Scotland.
Join us on a 4-night cruise between Mallaig to Ullapool, taking in some of the most dramatic and wild coastal scenery the Western Highlands of Scotland has to offer, not to mention the wealth of wildlife it offers from sea to shore, such as dolphins, porpoise, eagles, otters and basking sharks.
Our boat the Monadhliath is a converted fishing boat and offers an authentic small-boat slow-travel experience so you can just relax and unwind whilst being surrounded by the magnificent Scottish scenery and wildlife.
See where wondrous creatures go!
The Hebridean Whale Trail brings together over 30 of the most beautiful corners of Scotland's west coast. Places where whales, dolphins and wondrous creatures roam.
There is so much to learn about the oceans; the creatures that inhabit our waters and the challenges they face. HWDTs live-aboard research expeditions are not just about fantastic wildlife encounters, the data collected advances our understanding of Hebridean marine wildlife. Join an expedition and help protect these amazing animals.
Take a journey through 12,000 years of archaeology set in the rich prehistoric landscape of Kilmartin Glen, an area of international archaeological significance.
Explore the dramatic and varied landscape of Lochaber. It has a fascinating story to tell of ancient mountain building, fiery volcanic activity and glaciers carving out lochs and glens.
Lochaber Geopark is based in the Highlands of Scotland and boasts some of the best geology in the world. With the UK’s highest mountains, deepest lochs and stunning natural scenery, outdoor enthusiasts will find more than enough to keep them entertained.
Expert tuition by Geopark guides will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. Discover why the North West Highlands Geopark really is the "Cradle of Geology"!
Turn into a marine scientist! Explore plankton with our microscope, discover the shape of our seas on our 3D globe and find out about the latest research into ocean currents, environmental change, aquaculture and more that goes on in Oban at Scotland’s oldest marine research institute.
This two-centre holiday starts at a delightful hotel in Speyside, before heading to the top of Scotland and Sutherland. We’ll look for the Cairngorms National Park’s best birds, including Crested Tit, Scottish Crossbill, Ptarmigan and Slavonian Grebe, before heading north for eagles, auks and skuas on Handa Island.
A birdwatching and nature discovery holiday to the varied and beautiful islands of North and South Uist. Internationally renowned for the rare Machair habitat, rich in wildflowers and supporting incredible numbers of breeding waders, and a special home for the rare Corncrake.
Venture into unknown Argyll, with hidden corners and the chance of Beaver, through to the majesty of Mull with its high density of eagles, to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond! The west coast at the best time of year, from the comfort of three delightful waterside hotels.
A fabulous holiday for the general naturalist with an interest in the whole variety of Scotland’s wildlife, timed to give us the greatest variety of the special dragonflies, butterflies and flowers of the Highlands, plus some of the areas exciting mammals and birds too.
Spring is a fabulous time for wildlife in the Scottish Highlands - birds are singing and displaying, Slavonian Grebe and divers are in their finest plumage, Dotterel are back on the hills from mid-May and seabirds back on the nesting ledges.
By the end of the course, you should feel more confident in the identification of ducks, geese and swans, divers, grebes, Shag and Cormorant.
By the end of the course the participants should feel more confident in the identification of bird songs and calls. We shall cover the ‘how to do it’ of song/call identification, with lots of tips and hints on how to learn birdsong, focusing on specific species.
If that distant flock of dots is unidentifiable, you can’t tell your godwits apart, or you don’t know whether it’s a Dunlin or a Knot, then our expert guides can let you in on the secrets of successful wader identification during our 2-day masterclass.
Over the 12-month course participants attend five study weekends from March-December 2022, with a final exam in April 2023. By the end of the course, you should be able to correctly identify the major birds and mammals found in the Cairngorms National Park. This course is fully accredited by LANTRA.
If that distant silhouette in the sky defeats you, or the brief flash of a raptor on the moorland leaves you scratching your head, then our expert guides can let you in on the secrets for successful Raptor identification.
We offer a number of day experiences within the Cairngorms National Park, including wildlife watching and photography hides for Badgers and Pine Marten near Aviemore and Guided Days Out in the Cairngorms and on the West Coast.
Explore, experience, discover!
Traveling is much more then arriving at a destination: it is the mindful journey into a different culture, history, landscape, wildlife and language(s). Scotland is a magnificent place to experience wildlife in its natural habitat, her remoteness invites to lengthy excursions into the mountains, along her coasts, or lochs.
On this cruise, we will swim in company with up to 6 guests and swim guide. Full support and safety cover by paddle board and or inflatable tender. Swimming twice a day. Sailing between breathtaking locations and anchoring every night in a different spot.
Our itinerary for the week allows us the flexibly to sail between Islands and remote mainland bays, where we will go ashore with our walking and foraging guide. Exploring Island peaks, glens and coasts, we will introduce you to wild foods.
The Little Foragers Kitchen provides immersive outdoor experiences, designed to inspire (re)connection with nature, improve mental health and wellbeing and boost personal development, through foraging, wild and bush craft.
Our guided nature walks are run by enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides who have more than 20 years experience in the nature and wildlife of the area.
Stories in the shadows: a guided walk to Ben Nevis with a difference. For many people it is all about standing on the top of the UK’s tallest mountain however, if you want to get a true feel for its character then there is no better place to be than beneath the imposing north face.
These overnight walking and wild camping journeys are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a landscape, discover its stories and spend a night under the stars in a supportive and welcoming environment.
A unique three day walking journey with two overnight wild camps exclusively for women. This experience is an opportunity to be in the hills for an extended period, unplugged from every day distractions. Letting go of ‘stuff’, responsibilities and stresses gives your busy mind, and tired heart time to rest and recalibrate. It’s a time to slow down and to listen to nature.
The beautiful island of Unst is the most northerly part of the UK. Its skies are ever-changing, with the midnight sun, northern lights, dark starry nights and magnificent storms. The 12-stop trail around the island takes you to beautiful places with panoramic skyscapes, informing the visitor along the way about sky-relevant subjects as varied as Viking astronomy, the northern lights, climate, and how the skies have influenced Shetland culture and dialect.