Meet some of the most iconic Cairngorms creatures

Meet some of the most iconic but elusive Cairngorms creatures at the BIG Weekend this May!

Join expert local guides from Speyside Wildlife for a memorable wildlife experience, get up close and personal from the warmth of a baited hide on the Rothiemurchus estate or take a full days trip out into the Spey Valley, and really immerse yourself in nature.

About Speyside Wildlife

“Our holidays are just that – holidays. We’ll try to squeeze in as many exciting activities as we can, but still give you completely relaxed enjoyment, so that you can ‘switch off’ for the week. We pride ourselves on our high level of personal attention, but we won’t race around in pursuit of big lists. Our guides’ enthusiasm is infectious and whether you are a beginner or more experienced, young or old, we are happy to take time so you can enjoy the wildlife on a Speyside Wildlife experience to the full. Our office team makes sure everything runs smoothly before you arrive and our chefs at the Steading often get more praise than the wildlife and can tailor the meals to any specific requirements. Away from Speyside our holidays around Scotland and Overseas run to a very similar format. We try to find the most friendly, rural, good quality, family-run accommodation with ensuite facilities. For us, great food, accommodation with character and comfort and wildlife watching near at hand, are all vital ingredients in a successful Speyside Wildlife holiday.

You’ll find that you need little, if any, extra spending money (unless detailed), as our holidays are all inclusive – the price you see is the final price you pay and covers accommodation, meals, transport, boat and ferry costs and flights, as detailed with each destination. Not included are travel insurance, tips, expenditure for telephone calls, drinks, etc, at the accommodation and items of a personal nature.

In 2016, we celebrated our 25th anniversary – what a milestone! Speyside Wildlife has always been focused on its guests and where they want to visit. Our ethos has always been; small friendly groups of like-minded people, where everyone is treated as an individual and not one of a crowd. If guests are one side of the Speyside Wildlife coin, then our staff are the equal and opposite other. They are what makes us what we are and their loyalty goes hand in hand with that of our guests.

From 2018, Aigas Field Centre is cutting back on their portfolio and will no longer be running their Scottish Islands programme. With 26 years’ experience, we are pleased to be able to work in association with them and offer Island holidays to their guests, so that they can continue to experience some of Scotland’s most stunning locations.”