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

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…

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…

The USA meets The Highlands

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…