Our Cottages in Scotland

Argyll and the Isles is one of the best places in Scotland to see iconic wildlife amid stunning scenery with miles of spectacular coastline and rugged wild spaces.

Holiday Ideas > Wildlife and Nature.

Wildlife and Nature.

The choices are endless from unihabited islands, tranquil beaches, spectacular cliffs, National Nature Reserves, moorland and forests you are guaranteed to see some of Scotlands iconic wildlife.

Kintyre is a bird watching paradise.

Wander across the hills along the 'Kintyre Way' with a chance of seeing Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Red Grouse, Black Grouse and many more moorland birds.

Shelter in the Machrihanish Bird Observatory where birdlife is abundant and varied with over 200 species recorded including many regular rarities. 

Take to the Water

Experience Ailsa Craig with its 70,000gannets at close quarters on the 200metre high cliffs.

Sail to Sanda Island to see Puffins, guillemots, many other seabirds and seal colony.

Whale watching trips up Kilbrannan Sound with the chance to also see basking sharks, porpoises, dolphins and minke whales.

Visit the world's 3rd largest whirlpool in the Gulf of Corryvreckan.  This natural wonder is located between the islands of Jura and Scarba.  Stunning scenery and rich in wildlife with a chance to see Red Deer, Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, Wild goats, Seals, Porpoises, Dolphins and minke whales  along with many more sea birds.

Visit Knapdale Forest - Only an hour's drive north , the Scottish Beaver Trial site is a must see in Knapdale Forest where beavers have been re-introduced after being hunted to extinction 400 years ago.  Experience the Ancient Atlantic Oakwoods where rare mosses, lichens and ferns thrive.

Throughout Argyll & the Isles there are six National Nature Reserves, three Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Reserves and four Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserves each with a variety of trails, hides and viewing platforms to help you spot and enjoy wildlife.