Things to do Scotland
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The west coast of Scotland has an abundance of wildlife, from bottlenose dolphins & harbour porposes, minke whales & Risso's dolphins, basking sharks, grey seals, otters, sun fish, nesting & breeding seabirds.
You have an opportunity to work with a team focusing on research on common species such as harbour porpoise, minke whale, bottlenose dolphin & basking sharks. Here's a chance to help with dolphin conservation
The Willows Animal Sanctuary, Fraserborough, www.willowsanimals.com
World Horse Welfare has 4 rehabilitation centres across the UK including one at Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Visit their web site for visiting hours & days
Highlands and Islands
North East/Northern Isles
South of Scotland
|Take the kids to Doonies, Aberdeen |
The farm is home to some of Britain’s rarest breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats and poultry. It is a working farm that is managed using mainly traditional farming methods to encourage local wildlife to flourish too.Doonies has given generations of children their first contact with the countryside. Visit Doonies
Whales & Dolphins
Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society has joined forces with Dive Worldwide, and offers a range of holidays and Out of the Blue Experiences. Scotland, Wales & the Shetland Islands, plus more to choose from outside the UK
Get involved in Whale & Dolphin Conservation in Scotland
Have a great holiday and do your bit for conservation and visit some of the remotest places in the Hebrides. Good sea legs needed, plus basic computer skills, but you'll see some fantastic scenery and get to see local wildlife. More...
Or, take to the Moray Firth and help collect data on Scotland's whales & dolphins in order to improve conservation measures. Find out what a typical day for a volunteer is like.
Scotland's Wildlife & Walking Holidays
Go to the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and meet the true natives! Red Deer, red & black grouse, snow buntings, ptarmigan and mountain hare. Five days in which to take in your surroundings, do plenty of walking, indulge yourself in good food and appreciate the vast array of animal species in this special area. Your walks will be led by an experienced mountain leader. More...
Take your dog off to Cairngorm Bed & Breakfast where they will be plenty to occupy you both, including hill walking, bird watching, and more.
Scottish Highlands Activity Holidays
This takes in Handa Island, a Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve, known for its nesting birds, Razorbills, Guillemots, Puffins, learn about wild edible spring greens, rise early to watch the birds & wildlife on the estate where you will be staying, help build a traditional bread clay oven, walking, wild flowers...and more!
Holidays in the Hebrides to watch for Otters
Want to really get away from it all and watch for otters and other wildlife? Then these holidays are just for you. Also the chance to take part in Otter surveys on the Isle of Eigg, and to become an Otter Detective!
Isle of Mull Day Cruises & short breaks
Dolphins, puffins, whales, porpoise, sea birds, basking sharks, seals - you never know who you'll see on these breaks on the Isle of Mull. They have a range of cruises - or you can have one tailor made! The guys running these have over 20 years' experience & are heavily involved in local marine research & conservation, so you'll also learn a lot from them. More...
Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Dumfries
Barnacle Geese return each October from the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard to stay until April, ospreys, barn owls, the wild whooper swan spectacular, the rare Tadpole Shrimp, (new for summer 2009), guided walks and more.