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…

The USA meets The Highlands

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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…

Lambing tour in Speyside, Scotland

It’s lambing time at The Haugh Farm! Ian and his son Sam travelled from London to experience what life is like on a family farm in Scotland. From the moment we arrived, we could hear the sweet sound of young sheep in the fields…

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…

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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Wildlife Tour in Scotland

What’s happening under your nose?

guided wildlife tours running in the Cairngorms National Park.