Spring is sooner than you might think!

Wild flows on a nature trail in Speyside

While out on a our nature walks in the Cairngorms National Park we have seen the Lapwings making an appearance in the fields and the songbirds are starting to practice their dawn chorus.  It’s not quite a full melody yet but it’s giving the slightest…

How our native wildlife copes with winter weather in the mountains

With most of Scotland under a blanket of snow, it made us think about how our native wildlife copes with winter weather. Mountain hares are a fairly regular feature of our upland tours and we don’t always take time to appreciate how well adapted…

Justin & Joe go on a recce to find a new walking route

On a fine day the Wild Alba team head out to look at new wildlife walks in the great outdoors for the 2018 season. A walk up a section of the east side Ben Rinnes is looked at. Ben Rinnes is the most dominating…

What has our botanist Dr Oliver Moore seen lately

Our botanist Dr Oliver Moore has been on a journey in the wilderness and has some fascinating observations: Snowdrops in the Perthshire hills. Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are thought to be an introduced and naturalised species in the British Isles (although some argue they might…

Walking up Beinn a’Chuallaich

What a magical day we had walking up Beinn a’Chuallaich. This mountain is a large sprawling hill with several long ridges. We started the day in Kinloch Rannoch and after a short but hard ascent we were rewarded with an amazing summit view. This…

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

We’ve been out this weekend doing the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Announcement: New photography workshop!

Our guides have been busy scoping out locations for our new Mountain to Coast Weekend Break photography workshop. This week we’ve been out with one of our photographers visiting historical buildings and ruins, geological structures, rock formations, waterfalls and beaches from the highlands to…

Trip report: Wildlife Safari… plus whisky!

On this bespoke trip our guests wanted to squeeze a whisky tour in with as much wildlife as possible started with amazingly close views of bold coal tits whilst crested tits, great tits and a red squirrel attended the feeding stations beside us. A wonderful…