Overscaig House Hotel Overscaig House Hotel, North Highlands, Scotland

Wildlife

Scotland is proudly known as Europe's number one wildlife destination and this testimony is upheld as you travel through the many and varied landscapes of Caithness & Sutherland.

The cliffs at Cape Wrath, the nearby Faraid Head and the Island of Handa are home to many seabird colonies including puffins and great skuas. Frequent sights of white-tailed sea eagles are seen over coastal waters whilst ospreys and golden eagles soar over the lochs and rivers for salmon and trout. Seals, minke whales and bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen from the shores.

See the salmon leap at the Falls of Shin near Lairg or visit Forsinard nature reserve - a 10,000ha "blanket bog" which is the home to many birds including golden plovers, dunlins and merlins.

The mountains, moors and forests are home to red deer, pine martens, fox and otters - so have your camera ready and drive slowly!.

For wildlife enthusiasts, the Overscaig is the perfect base from which to explore.

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