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…

Dog friendly things to do in Scotland

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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…

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…

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2022

THANK YOU to The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival for bringing people together this year to get involved with new activities, and celebrate local businesses & 21st-century whisky champions. Here at Wild Alba Tours, we had a lovely time meeting new faces and sharing…

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2022

Announcement Time… We are official members of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival! Join us on a guided wildlife walk with a difference. Experience what it is like to walk among beautiful oak trees that help give whisky – in cask form – many…

Wildlife Tours in Speyside: another soaring cat!

Learning about Scottish wildlife doesn’t need to be challenging. Our tour guide, Sara-Jane, likes to share fun ways to make bird calls memorable. Really interesting and enjoyable walk in a lovely woodland We booked a woodland walk during a visit to Craigellachie. Sara-Jane our…

Our wonderful Summer Tours 2018

Our ranger Justin has greatly enjoyed meeting many guests on our wildlife tours in the Cairngorms National Park. Here are his thoughts on the summer season tours It has been a great first summer season for us here at Wild Alba. We have welcomed…

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Nature Walk in the Cairngorms

Jackie Taylor has been up early this month getting our wildlife tours running in Glenesk nestled in the rolling hills of Angus situated in the south of the Cairngorms National Park. Here are her thoughts on the wonders of the dawn chorus that can…

Egg-cellent!

Nature Day Trips

While out on a wildlife nature walk have you ever stumbled across an egg shell? Every Easter the supermarket shelves are stocked with rows of eggs of all shapes, sizes and colours with attractive packaging.  Outside of the supermarket there is a more subtle…