Western Scotland

Whale watching off the Ardnamurchan Point

Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on the British mainland, is a hotspot for whale, porpoise and dolphin watching which can often be seen from Sanna Point and the lighthouse. Trips here

Mammal watching in the Ardnamurchan Peninsula

The wild and remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula is reputed to be one of the best places for watching mammals in Britain and is a stronghold for pine martens and the Scottish wildcat. The map position points to Peninsula as a whole. More here

Darwin at Glen Roy

Darwin studied the unique geology of Glen Roy when he returned from the Beagle voyage. Read

Britain’s tallest tree

Britain’s tallest tree is thought to be a Douglas fir which was measured in 2009 at 209ft. The Stronardron Douglas fir is near Dunans Castle in Argyll.

Fraser Darling

Fraser Darling’s 1930s study of the red deer population in Dundonnell transformed modern ethology. Read