Wildlife in the Scottish Highlands

Flora and Fauna in the Highlands of Scotland

Wild goats near Caumusnagaul in the Scottish Highlands

Wild goats near Caumusnagaul in the Scottish Highlands

Self Catering Cottages

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Self Catering Holiday Cottage overlooking Little Loch Broom in the Scottish Highlands

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Otters can often be seen around the coastline of Wester Ross, it is one of the highlights of a holiday to watch otters fish and play in sea.

Whales, dolphins and porpoises

The areas surrounding Camusnagaul are noted for the land based points you can watch for whales, dolphins and porpoises. We have seen dolphins and porpoises at the top of Little Loch Broom, just opposite Maggie's Tea Room and the Cottages and Caravans we have for rent. It's a wonderful site to see and you remember it for years to come. While we can't promise that you will see these animals we can promise you that they are there.

The points nearby where people watch for these creatures is at the Gruinard Bay, this is about 10 minutes away from Camusnagaul. You can also take boat sight seeing trips from Ullapool that also have a good "success" rate of seeing these wonderful creatures close up.

There is an excellent leaflet available in the Tourist Information Centres that is published on Whale, dolphin and porpoise watching in the Scottish Highlands - its full of suggestions and it will also tell you other places to look for these creatures, some nearby such as at Gairloch and Redpoint.

Wild Flowers

There are many beautiful wild flowers in the Highlands, some are protected so its better to either look at them or photograph them - just don't pick them, especially rare plants such orchids.

If you wander off the road a little near boggy wet land you will see a number of insectivorous plants, that is plants that catch and digest insects - it may sound horrible, however it does help keep the midges down a little and helps the plants survive in fairly difficult soil conditions - the soil in the Highlands is mainly acid and this locks up some of the essential elements plants need to live. Insectivorous plants catch the insects which help supply them with the element Nitrogen.

Insect eating plant in the Highlands of Scotland

Insectivorous plants - plants that digest insects to provide nutrients for growing can be found in the boggy land.

Seals in the Highlands of Scotland

Seals are a relatively common site in west coast of Scotland in the Scottish Highlands.

Seals with pups

Seals with pups (photographed with a telephoto zoom lens)

Wild Orchids in the Highlands of Scotland

Wild Orchids growing near the cottages at Camusnagaul

The flora and fauna are diverse in the Highlands of Scotland in the Wester Ross area.


Beautiful butterflies can be seen throughout the Highlands during the summer months.

Deer in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands

Deer can often be seen when visiting the Scottish Highlands and during the spring and winter months you can often see them feeding in areas near the roadside. During the summer months deer are usually in higher ground where they will be found in the mountains.

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