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How to spot White-Tailed/Sea Eagles in Scotland How to spot White-Tailed/Sea Eagles in Scotland

Posted on Mar 06, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

The Sea eagle is our largest bird of prey and is the largest eagle species in the world, judged on its median wingspan (218cm) with a maximum recorded wingspan of 245cm! It is not called the flying barn door for nothing. It is a massively impressive bird, but where can you see it and how […]

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Hebridean Wildlife; sightings soar for harbour porpoises

Posted on Feb 06, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Hebridean Wildlife; sightings soar for harbour porpoises

Latest news from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust just released. Sightings of Harbour Porpoises (one of six species of Porpoise) seem to be soaring while sightings of Basking Sharks compared to previous years have decreased. Press release as follows from the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust: Harbour Porpoise sightings off Scotland’s west coast increased […]

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Trees for Life conservation charity release spectacular video

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Rupert Shanks

Trees for Life conservation charity release spectacular video - See more at: http://www.wildernessscotland.com/?p=11606&preview=true#sthash.DDwdZnUA.dpuf

Trees for Life have just released an awe-inspiring video highlighting the value of Scottish forests and wild land. We’re very proud to be support partners to this vital conservation charity, as they protect and conserve the wild places in which we operate. Trees for Life are an award-winning charity who dedicate themselves to conserving Scotland’s […]

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Winter Wildlife: How to recognise those tracks

Posted on Jan 05, 2015 by Jonathan Willet

As the snow has come and coated the uplands in a white blanket, it is a great time to see just what is about in the hills. In fresh snow there are no secrets, you can see all the movements of animals that you may not ordinarily catch a glimpse of, especially if they are […]

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Wilderness Scotland named World’s Leading Green Tour Operator 2014

Posted on Dec 08, 2014 by Rupert Shanks

Director, Myles Farnbank talks about the Wilderness drive and commitment to sustainable operation and Stuart Brooks, CEO of the John Muir Trust, shares some insight into how adventure travel can work alongside wild land conservation. We’re over the moon to announce that we have been awarded World’s Leading Green Tour Operator in the ‘Oscars’ of […]

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Folklore of Scotland’s Plantlife: Scottish Medicinal Plants

Posted on Dec 05, 2014 by Myles Farnbank

Discover the medicinal properties of Scotland’s most iconic plants. In the third in the series of blogs on the folklore of Scotland’s wildlife, Director of Training, Myles Farnbank explores the traditional uses of three common and well-known Scottish native plants. Check out earlier articles here: Folkore of Scotland’s Wildlife Folklore of Scotland’s Trees     […]

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The Wolfpack and I: An insight into nature’s role for the Wolf

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 by Eilid Ormiston

Sliding down into my sleeping bag,  I reach for the head torch and press it off. Silence follows darkness, my eyelids lower and then it comes… A sound that slows your heart beat, forces you to control your breathing and strain to pay attention; heightens your senses. A sound both beautiful and demanding. The howl […]

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