Including our Evening Mammal Hide reports, seasonal updates and holiday trip reports.


For the Love of Otters

There is one mammal in Scotland that mainly people hope to catch a glimpse of diving or lounging on seaweed, the Otter. Here at Speyside Wildlife, we love to explore our rivers and coastlines for these unique mammals as they are always great to watch. If you follow our Facebook page you will have seen a recent video from our frozen marshes. Otter on frozen marsh (Kate M) What is an Otter? There are thirteen different species of Otters around the world, but the UK is home to t

Isle of Mull – A Wildlife Bonanza

Lochans, Glen more (Sue Healy) The Isle of Mull is truly a special place for anyone that appreciates breath-taking scenery and unmissable wildlife experiences. Located off the west coast of Scotland, known as part of the Inner Hebrides, this island can only be accessed by ferry, which makes a visit here even more special. Catching the ferry from Oban to Craignure in under an hour, passing the Sound of Mull, the wildlife begins with seals, seabirds and maybe even Harbour Porpo

British Columbia 2019 with Roy Atkins and Julian Sykes

Pod of Orcas (Julian Sykes) We set out into Johnstone Straight with high hopes that we might see Orca. The captain seemed pretty confident, but fog was making us slightly nervous. Fifteen minutes later, there they were!! Not just one or two but lots of them, as two families had come together to socialise and were all jumbled together. The huge dorsal fins of the males towered over the rest and they even came under the boat – but even more wonderful we lowered a hydrophone int

Scotland’s Big 5 – Wildlife in the Cairngorms

There is no doubt that people visit Scotland for it’s wildlife. It is no African safari, but Scotland has its own unique ‘Big 5’ wildlife species, that are said to be the reasons why wildlife enthusiasts visit this varied country. Out of the five, four of the species can be seen in the Cairngorms National Park, and with only an hour’s drive you can tick off the final one on the list too! Strath (JH) Speyside Wildlife gives you the opportunity to go on a Day Guidewith an exper