Bridget was in contact prior to my trip and was extremely efficient in ensuring I had all the necessary information.
My goal was to see the Cairngorms which did not disappoint. We had the most exceptional good weather for the week, highlights for me include the lodgings by the loch at Strontian for location, white tailed eagle viewing, badgers, pine marten, dolphins in the moray Firth and on our last day watching red squirrels playing and eating in a wood local to our final lodgings. Suzie was our most talented guide and the whole team worked tirelessly to ensure we had a great experience.
Accommodation & Food
Both locations were very different, the first by a loch and the second in a town. Both equally good for different reasons. The location was stunning at Strontian and the food quality was exceptional at Grantown-on-Spey.
Suzie was our guide and despite not having coordinated a trip for some while due to Covid measures and last minute changes to the staffing of our trip, did an exceptional job. Never seemingly tired after driving many miles and always enthusiastic and keen to share knowledge. Both Suzie and Don worked extremely hard to give our group the best experience despite Covid measures in place which understandably were followed religiously. I really appreciated speaking to guides from Scotland and realising their obvious love and devotion to the natural world and being so generous in sharing that with us. Don was so knowledgeable about the fauna, really a potential trip in itself!
The Bottom Line
I had the most magical week, we were gifted exceptional weather and viewed many birds and animals which were on my 'hopeful' list! Highlights for me were the Osprey pair, seals when kayaking, white tailed eagles and family of red squirrels. Coupled with the endless scenery of beautiful views, my eyes and ears are full! Time to process it all and then head back asap!