I-Spy Scotland's Surprising Nature
Thursday, July 21, 2011
VisitScotland has teamed up with Scottish Natural Heritage and Michelin to produce the first ever I-Spy guide to Scottish Nature. Perfect for family breaks closer to home, the guides are a surprising way to learn about Scotland’s wildlife and nature in a responsible manner this summer.
From forest and farmland to mountains and moorland, Scotland’s National Nature Reserves (NNR) can be found across the country, from the northernmost tip of the Shetland Isles to the country’s most southern coast at Dumfries and Galloway.
Each NNR is free to enter and reserves are open all year round, housing some of Scotland’s most surprising hidden residents. These include:
• The largest single island gannet colony in the world at Bass Rock,
off the coast of East Lothian
• Sutherland’s Eas a’chual Aluinn, the highest waterfall in Scotland
• Pine Marten, a cheeky cousin of the badger which can be found in
coniferous forests mainly in the Highlands
• Bog Myrtle - a natural midge repellent found on Scottish hillsides
to download your voucher and take into any VisitScotland Information Centre across Scotland this summer to receive your free (RRP £2.50) copy of the I-Spy Scottish Nature guide.