Scotland has so much to offer nature lovers with a wide variety of species, such as seals and dolphins, pine martens, squirrels, birds of prey and of course the famous highland cows.  The articles below relate to nature in Scotland.
A guide to Scottish heather, one of Scotland's most famous plants

Discover the rich cultural and ecological significance of Scottish heather in this article. Learn about its history and traditional uses.

Spey Bay, WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre and Spey Viaduct Walk

Exploring Spey Bay, WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre and Spey Viaduct with my young family.

Macduff Marine Aquarium in West Aberdeenshire.

A mid February visit to Macduff Aquarium, a brilliant place to explore with a young family in Aberdeenshire.

Freak Weather: A short guide to tornadoes in Scotland

Do tornadoes occur in Scotland? Please read this short guide and history of tornadoes in Scotland.

A walk around the circular trail at Loch na Bo.

Exploring the circular trail around Loch na Bo near Lhanbryde, Moray, with my wife and daughters.

Pine Martens Scotland: Rare, cute and a wee bit vicious!

The elusive pine marten is making a comeback in Scotland. Learn more about this beautiful animal, including locations.

A guide to campsites and wild camping in Aviemore

Check out this guide for the best campsites and wild camp locations in the Aviemore area of the Scottish Highlands.

Are there dangerous wild <br>animals in Scotland?

Scotland isn't known for its dangerous wildlife, but there are still animals that can harm you without undue care.

Scuba diving in Scotland, locations and dive centres

Scuba diving in Scotland is actually very popular, with a wide variety of fantastic dive locations available; let's investigate!

Bears in Scotland - Do bears still exist in the Scottish wilderness?

Planning to visit Scotland, worried about bears? Read on to find out about bears in Scotland and where you can see them.

A short guide to common newts living in the British Isles

Scotland is home to some wonderful native species, lets look at the three newts that live here and where you can find them!

The darkest places in Scotland for viewing the night sky!

Where are the darkest places in Scotland to see the night sky? Dark Sky Parks, astrophotography.

Is Scotland a cold country?  Let's look at the Scottish weather!

Scotland has a reputation for poor weather, but how bad is it really? Is Scotland cold? The answer might surprise you!

Scotland's real national animal - the proud highland cow!

Synonymous with Scotland, loved by tourists and locals alike, what is the enduring appeal of the Highland cow?

Moray Firth Dolphins, amazing wildlife on the Moray Coast

A short article on the 200 bottlenose dolphins that live off the Moray Coast between Macduff and Inverness

Midges in Scotland: A Survival Guide

The scourge of west Scotland, all you need to know about one of Scotland's most annoying biting insects.

Does Scotland have venomous snakes?

A look at Scotland's adder, the only venomous snake in Scotland and the United Kingdom. A beautiful and much maligned animal.

Millbuies Country Park fishing loch & walk

An autumn visit to Millbuies Country Park, a very picturesque fishing loch with a beautiful lochside walk.

Randolph's Leap on the River Findhorn, Moray

An area of outstanding natural beauty, Randolph's Leap is a lovely area for a walk in west Moray with an interesting story.

A list of the best things to <br>see and do in Moray

Often overlooked by holiday makers, Moray is a fantastic county packed with interesting things to see and do.

An Lochan Uaine - The Green Loch, located near Aviemore

A visit to the magical Green Loch in the Glenmore Forest Park, near Loch Morlich and Aviemore.

A trip to Highland Wildlife Park whilst staying in Aviemore

Visiting Highland Wildlife Park with my young family in July 2021. Polar bears, monkeys, tigers and more!

The Falls of Shin Waterfall and Salmon leaping, Sutherland

The Falls of Shin Waterfall, visitor centre and Salmon leaping in Sutherland. Fantastic restaurant, play park and woodland walks.

When to see Noctilucent Clouds / NLCs in Scotland

A rare and beautiful sight in the night sky - Noctilucent clouds / NLCs in Scotland, what are they, when and where to see them.

Moray Firth Seals, Portgordon Beach, Moray Coast

All about the seals that have made their home on Portgordon Beach and Craigenroan Rock at Strathlene, on the Moray Coast.

The magnificent Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland

Things to see and do on the Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland. Castles, Cliffs, Dolphins and more.

How to photograph the Aurora Borealis in Scotland

My take on where to go and how to photograph one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the northern hemisphere.