Cairngorms Dark Sky Park

Pull on a warm jacket, pop a hat on and grab a cup of your favourite hot drink. It’s time to let the night sky capture your heart. Even on a blustery November night, it is worth visiting Ballindalloch in the Cairngorms Dark Sky…

Hello Angle Shades

Since we switched on the heating, we’ve made a new friend at Wild Alba Tours HQ. We found this Angle Shades moth sat on the office blinds! Widespread across the UK, Angle Shades resemble a dried-up leaf, complete with crinkled wing edges and muted…

Elderberries

Elder trees are ladened with berries here in the Highlands. The richly coloured sour berries grow from late summer to autumn and provide a tasty meal for mammals like bank voles and birds like the mistle thrush. It was said that an elder planted…

Magical Rowan

Of all the autumn spectacles, the changing colours of the rowan tree is a big favourite. The more common Scots Gaelic name is caorunn (pronounced choroon, the ‘ch’ as in loch). In the Highlands, the rowan is steeped in folklore. It was seen as…

Fantastic Fungi

As the leaves begin to drop, up pop the mushrooms! Today we came across the shiny topped Bay Bolete (Imleria badia). As a native fungus, it is commonly found in Scotland, particularly beneath Pine, Oak, Beech, and Silver Birch. Tell us what your favourite…

Dog friendly things to do in Scotland

dog friendly walking tour in scotland

Dog friendly things to do in Scotland Are you searching for activities to do with your doggos on your holiday in Moray Speyside? You have come to the right place! We know how special it is to share experiences with our four-legged friends. That…

What the heather do you mean?

Do you know your cross-leaved heath from your ling and bell? Wild Alba Tours is here to help you learn about Scotland’s plant life. Imagine a vast purple hillside in Scotland. You would think that just one plant was responsible for creating such a…

The USA meets The Highlands

Join us in Ballindalloch on our Woodland Wildlife & Heritage Tour today! We were delighted to welcome Eugenia and Rick who travelled all the way from Washington DC to experience the beauty of the Highlands. Our first (almost) wild encounter was Miss Ethal, The…

Hill Walks in the Cairngorms

We are happy to announce that Wild Alba Tours and Cairngorms Glamping and Camping have partnered to create a special wildlife and heritage walking tour in the Cairngorms National Park. Join us on a guided wildlife tour around Cairngorms Glamping and Camping’s beautiful highland…

We have a NEW tour to share with you…

Join us on a guided walk at Dell Woods near the Highland village of Neth Bridge and meet the silent giants that make up the largest ancient remnant of Caledonian pineforest. See you in the wildwood!