The Scottish Islands

Spectacular birding plus whales and dolphins!

Outer Hebrides

5-13 May 2017
£1, 895 pp based on two sharing (£200 single supp)

An enchanting spring birdwatching holiday in the Outer Hebrides, where Corncrakes rasp from fields and Snipes drum overhead, in a watery landscape that the modern world has passed by, on these timeless low-lying islands at Britain’s Atlantic edge. Our base is a comfortable family run hotel on North Uist, with spectacular views out to the sea and the machair grassland. We explore the beautiful, unspoilt shell sand beaches and tidal bays, where Common, Arctic and Little Tern and migrating waders can be seen.

Mull and Speyside Easter

12-22 April 2017
£1,595pp based on two people sharing (£150 single supp)

Mull in summer plus Speyside – Britain’s very best and, we think, striking wildlife, including eagles, Otters and a boat trip for “up close and personal” views of Puffins and seabirds. Join us on this amazing holiday with four nights at our lovely Steading and five nights on the magical island of Mull. Some of Britain’s very best and, we think, most striking wildlife, including eagles, Otters and a boat trip for close views of Puffins and seabirds.

Shetland

1 – 8 July 2017
£2,125pp based on two sharing (£250 single supp)

Some fabulous two-centre birding holiday on the Island of Unst and north Mainland, travelling between the islands on a small ferry, plus a further boat trip around Noss for views of the magnificent sea-cliff colonies of seabirds. Spend a week only 6° south of the Arctic Circle to see world class wildlife, huge seabird colonies and delightful Red-necked Phalaropes – plus a chance of Dolphin, Minke Whale and even Killer Whale!

Raptors of the Highlands

26 August – 2 September 2017
£1,445pp based on two people sharing (£150 single supp)

New for 2017! This two-centre holiday takes you to the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and the Isle of Skye – two of the best places in the UK to watch raptors. Almost all the UK’s iconic birds of prey are possible against a backdrop of remote places – mountains, moorland and ancient forest. We will spend a week concentrating on seeking out raptors at two wonderful but very different locations. If you have a particular interest in birds of prey then this new raptor themed week promises to be simply outstanding.

Fair Isle Autumn

2-9 September 2017
£1,595 pp based on two sharing (£50 single supp)

Fair Isle is a tiny dot on the map between Shetland and Orkney and a strong magnet for migrating birds during the autumn – it has very good reason for being know as the Migration Stepping Stone! This birdwatching holiday gives you a wonderful opportunity to see birds in the hand at the ringing station and see plenty of common migrants, with a good chance of something really rare turning up.

Orkney

3 – 10 September 2017
£1,695 pp based on two sharing (£150 single supp)

A week’s holiday on Orkney to witness its autumn bird migration at a time when scarce migrants like Red-backed Shrike and Common Rosefinch might be spotted. There’ll be sightings of Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Otter and may see whales and dolphins sightings on the ferry crossing. We explore the archaeological sites at Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar, the Tomb of the Eagles and Skara Brae and stay in the Merkister Hotel on the shores of Harray Loch.