What has our botanist Dr Oliver Moore seen lately

Nature Walks and day trips in the Cairngorms

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.

New team members!

Wild Alba Tours has two new team members. We are very pleased to welcome Justin Livesey and Jackie Taylor to the Wild Alba team.  Between them they have years of experience in tourism and wildlife watching and are excited to share their knowledge and…

We are hiring!

In exciting news, we are recruiting for a Lead Ranger/Tourism Development Officer. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to expand our range of tours and events. For more details and to apply, download the job description: TourismDevelopmentOfficer_JobDescription2017

Walking, Wildlife and Whisky

Last weekend was our first foray into the Hebrides this year as we took guests on our Walking, Wildlife and Whisky weekend on the beautiful island of Islay. Highlights on this trip included close up views of golden eagle, hen harrier and black-throated diver…