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

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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

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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…

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…

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!

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…

Guided Wildlife Walking Tours in Scotland

A weetie adventure at Speybay Nature Reserve Spring hasn’t yet fully arrived in Northern Scotland, but Speybay Nature Reserve came alive for Viv and Neil on our Coastal Bird Walk. On our journey from wet woodland to waves, amongst many others, we spotted Reed…

Otter Facts

Here are some interesting facts about our native Otters The European otter is an important part of the ecological systems and are an apex predator sitting at the top of the food chain. The Latin name for the European otter is Lutra lutra pronounced…

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…