Aigas Field Centre
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Monarchs of the Glen

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

For many the red deer and golden eagles are icons of the Scottish Highlands. Red deer are the UK’s largest land mammal and thrive in some of our isle’s most inhospitable and remote parts. From mid September male red deer, known as stags, prepare for the ‘rut’, one of Europe’s most spectacular wildlife phenomenons. During the 4-5 weeks of the rut, stags may lose as much as a fifth of their body weight as they vie for control of their harem of hinds (female deer). The straths and glens of the Highlands reverberate with the sounds of roaring stags and clashes of antlers are common, as newcomers challenge master stags for the attention of the females. [envira-gallery id="1136"] Join Aigas group leader, Jonathan Willet, on Monarchs of
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Whisky and Wildlife with Martyn Jamieson

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Led by our experienced wildlife guide and whisky aficionado - Martyn Jamieson - this is a wildlife week with a strong whisky theme running through it. We will explore the hills and glens for their wonderful wildlife and will stop to enjoy distillery tours and even a little ‘sampling’ along the way! Presentations and an entertaining whisky tasting will round off your knowledge of the most iconic of Scottish exports - the water of life. [envira-gallery id="3859"] Highlights include: Wildlife days out amongst the wild Highland landscapes in which Scottish whisky had its genesis. We’ll look for black throated divers, red and roe deer, golden and sea eagles, red kites, merlins and more. A day on the Black Isle includes a two hour boat ride in search
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High Level Walking and Wildlife

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

More and more of our guests express the desire for longer, more challenging hill walks in the stunning surrounding scenery. In addition to our more gentle Walking and Wildlife weeks, we are now offering one high level hiking week a year.  Explore the hills and glens of the Highlands of Scotland Example day: Meal Fuar-mhonaidh A prominent peak on Loch Ness, Meal Fuar-mhonaidh is a relatively short (6 miles) but steep incline with spectacular views down the Great Glen from the top and the potential to spot ptarmigan, golden eagles, red grouse and alpine wildflowers such as dwarf cornel, moss campion and bog asphodel. 

The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – red squirrel, crossbills and crested tits. A dawn run to
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The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Visits to our local peregrine and osprey breeding sites. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – red
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The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Visits to our local peregrine and osprey breeding sites. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – crossbills,
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The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Visits to our local peregrine and osprey breeding sites. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – crossbills,
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Nature Photography Masterclass with Laurie Campbell

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

[envira-gallery id="843"] Laurie’s masterclasses are limited to a maximum of six participants. The programmes are designed for those who are already proficient with their cameras and are looking for more specialised help, both with specific technical information, and in developing their fieldcraft skills. Practical tuition sessions will include guidance on all aspects of macro photography, different uses of electronic flash and triggering systems and improvised hide construction and usage. Most outings will offer opportunities for specific technical tuition from Laurie, as well as use of the Aigas hides which are targeted at specific species. Participants of this course are invited to bring any existing portable hides or specialist equipment they already own.

The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

29 August, 2017. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include (with seasonal variation): Visits to our local peregrine and osprey breeding sites. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine
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