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…

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…

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…

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…

Experience the Red Deer Rut Tour

Exciting Red Deer rut tour in the Cairngorms National Park this Autumn.

Have you ever seen a Pine Marten?

Have you ever seen a Pine Marten? Jackie our Ranger has been lucky to see them on her wildlife tours in the Cairngorms National Park. The Pine Marten is a very elusive animal. It spends it time climbing trees in search of its favourite…

Peregrine

Wildlife Tour in Scotland