September 12, 2011

Last Chance: Wildlife of Scotland – Hebrides and Highlands , June 7– 20, 2012

By special request, Executive Director Iain MacLeod is offering his Hebrides and Highlands tour once more. Join Iain for a two-week tour of his homeland in search of birds, beasties, history, and culture. This very personal tour of Iain’s favorite Scottish haunts will give one and all a flavor of Caledonian heritage and natural history. Iain has chosen hotels with exceptional Highland hospitality, charm and comfort, outstanding cuisine, and spectacular settings.

Hebridean natural history highlights will include birds, seals, otters, and wildflowers on the rich “Machair” farmland and kelp-filled sea lochs of North Uist, Benebecula, and Skye. Along the way, we will visit ancient stone circles and spectacular white sand beaches.

In the Highlands we’ll explore the ancient pine forests known as the Great Wood of Caledon and the lochs and marshes of the river Spey. Visits to castles, ruins, and other cultural antiquities are scattered throughout the trip. Iain might arrange a special dusk viewing of badgers (of Wind in the Willows fame).

Another highlight is the sight, sound and smell of tens of thousands of breeding seabirds – including puffins – on the huge sea cliffs of the Aberdeenshire coast. The trip will wrap-up in historic Edinburgh with its famous castle, royal mile, and beautiful gardens.

This will be a trip to remember.

Group size limited to nine. Cost: $5,500 per person. All-inclusive cost includes hotel accommodations and all meals, round-trip airfare from Boston to Glasgow, van transportation in Scotland, and admission fees to nature reserves and most other destinations listed on the itinerary. View a comprehensive illustrated trip itinerary at Contact Iain at to reserve your place or for more information.

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