The funny thing about Cotton-grass is, it’s not cotton and its not a grass

Wildlife Safari Scotland

Our ranger Jackie tells some interesting facts on her guided wildlife tours running in the Cairngorms National Park. Here are her thoughts on Cotton-grass that can be seen on our nature trails. I have many memories of growing up in the countryside of Speyside…

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Guided Whisky Walking Tours in the Cairngorms and Speyside. At the start of the month of May we had a fantastic five days of tours during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. We designed five Whisky Walking tours in Speyside that not only showcased…

Feather Alarm Clocks

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…

What has our botanist Dr Oliver Moore seen lately

Nature Walks and day trips in the Cairngorms

Spring is sooner than you might think!

Wild flows on a nature trail in Speyside

While out on a our nature walks in the Cairngorms National Park we have seen the Lapwings making an appearance in the fields and the songbirds are starting to practice their dawn chorus.  It’s not quite a full melody yet but it’s giving the slightest…

Justin & Joe go on a recce to find a new walking route

On a fine day the Wild Alba team head out to look at new wildlife walks in the great outdoors for the 2018 season. A walk up a section of the east side Ben Rinnes is looked at. Ben Rinnes is the most dominating…

Walking up Beinn a’Chuallaich

What a magical day we had walking up Beinn a’Chuallaich. This mountain is a large sprawling hill with several long ridges. We started the day in Kinloch Rannoch and after a short but hard ascent we were rewarded with an amazing summit view. This…

New team members!

Wild Alba Tours has two new team members. We are very pleased to welcome Justin Livesey and Jackie Taylor to the Wild Alba team.  Between them they have years of experience in tourism and wildlife watching and are excited to share their knowledge and…

Trip report: Wildlife Safari… plus whisky!

On this bespoke trip our guests wanted to squeeze a whisky tour in with as much wildlife as possible started with amazingly close views of bold coal tits whilst crested tits, great tits and a red squirrel attended the feeding stations beside us. A wonderful…