Scotland has an astounding variety of wildlife, from golden eagles and buzzards, to pine martens and red deer. A treat for artists, photographers and animal lovers. Enjoy a wildlife walk knowledgeable local guides, or visit the safari parks and aquariums.
Walks, Tours and Wildlife Parks
Based in the beautiful surroundings of St Fillans, Perthshire Aquila Ecology offers customer focused wildlife tours, walks, training and advice.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, Comrie
The park has something for everyone with lots of animals to see and plenty of play areas for the kids to explore. The park enjoys a great location and is ideal for a day out, with spectacular views over the Perthshire countryside.
Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling
Located just off the A84 north of Stirling. In addition to a wide variety of interesting and exotic animals the park has a number of other attractions including: boat trips round chimp island, sea lion shows, bird of prey displays, a wooden fort and pirate ship pedal boats and much more. This would provide a good family day out in Stirling.
Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, Balloch
An amazing glimpse into the underwater world. The attraction has an interactive rock pool and a tropical ocean tunnel featuring a giant sea turtle and the largest selection of sharks in Scotland. Playful otters can also be observed at the attraction.
See the wildlife and majestic scenery of highland Perthshire. Highland Safaris offer stunning tour experiences for large groups. Visitors can also relax at “base camp” with a small cafe and enjoy a range of other activities.
Argaty Red Kites Project
Red Kites are back in Scotland after an absence of nearly 130 years. Visit this working farm, and for a very modest fee be taken on a Ranger led walk to see the acrobatic and colourful birds. Watch these large birds swoop and soar – they are breeding locally and you can visit the large hide for a great veiw. Phone and check for feeding times. They are a working farm and cannot be open every day of the year, so booking is recommended.
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre has over 27 species of birds and owls, including Kestrels, Buzzards, Hawks Falcons, and even a Golden Eagle. As well as a visit to the centre, guests can also enjoy activities, such as the Hawk Walk, or Meet the Birds Experience.
Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Aberfoyle provides an opportunity to see Ospreys up close on live CCTV when they are resident in Scotland between late March and September each year. The viewing facility is located at The Lodge in the Queen Elizabeth Park.
The Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail is a 25 mile circular driving route which runs from Aberfoyle to Doune. The trail was launched in 2004 and is based on the route of the old Trossachs Trail. The varied and dramatic landscape along its route offers the perfect habitat for up to 13 species of bird of prey with the possibility of seeing ospreys, hen harriers, red kite, Buzzards, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, owls and even golden eagles.