Fabulous long summer days when the sun barely sets
Our favourite Speyside days, including the Scottish specialities
Four days of stunning Sutherland birds and landscapes
A full day on spectacular Handa Island in north-west Sutherland
Durness and Balnakeil Bay on the northern edge of Scotland
White-tailed Eagle, Greenshank and Rock Dove
Early morning Black Grouse and cackling Red Grouse over the moors
This two centre holiday starts at a delightful hotel in Speyside, before heading to the top of Scotland and a small hotel in Sutherland. We look for some of the Cairngorms National Park’s best birds, including Crested Tit, crossbill, Ptarmigan and Slavonian Grebe, before heading north for eagles, auks and skuas on Handa Island and divers galore. Walking generally easy, with minibus transport throughout and short ferry crossing to Handa.
"Watching two W.T.Eagles over hills behind Gruinard Bay; Seeing a pair of Black-throated Divers with chick on a lochan in the middle of Sutherland moorland; Glimpsing a Golden Eagle between trees whilst being driven over the Farr Road; Eventually locating a Crested Tit in woods near Loch Garten (thanks to Kate's expertise!); Enjoying the amazing spectacle of an Otter feasting on his salmon supper by the side of the river outside our bedroom window (for over 15 mins!)....fantastic!" Eileen Knight, 2021
Plants and Animals
Established in 1991, Speyside Wildlife has been offering wildlife watching experiences around the world for over 30 years. Our holidays are just that - holidays. We’ll try to squeeze in as many exciting activities as we can, but still give you completely relaxed enjoyment, so that you can ‘switch off’ for the week. We pride ourselves on our high level of personal attention, but we won’t race around in pursuit of big lists. Our guides’ enthusiasm is infectious and whether you are a beginner or more experienced, young or old, we are happy to take time so you can enjoy the wildlife on a Speyside Wildlife experience to the full.