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  • Nature Reserves

    Bemersyde Moss Reserve

    If you enjoy bird watching or you are keen to see a wide array of beautiful flowers, then visit Bemersyde Moss, a small twenty-five hectare reserve that is made up of grass and woodland. Bermersyde Moss Reserve is owned and taken care of by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, and is situated about four miles east of the town of Melrose. There is only enough parking for two cars, otherwise you can ...

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    Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre

    The Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is located in a popular Scottish Nature Reserve. Construction to the center started in 1993, with its official opening taking place in 1995. The Montrose Basin was already declared a Local Nature Reserve by the year 1981, but the need for an educational and informative center only came to light many years later. The Montrose Basin is extremely ...

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    Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

    Even though the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a mere hour outside of Glasgow, this Scottish National Park is far removed from the busy city streets and fast paced lifestyle. It covers an area of approximately 1 865 square kilometers, and within the National Park borders are the communities of Arrochar, Callander, Balloch, Tyndrum, Port of Menteith, Tyndrum and ...

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    Monach Islands

    The Monach Islands are located just to the west of North Uist. This group of islands is also known as Heisker, and it was said that they were once connected to North Uist. Legend states that a storm of great proportions swept the connecting sandbank back into the ocean, thereby leaving the small islands to the mercy of the great Atlantic Ocean. The once inhabited ...

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    Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

    The Loch Leven is a loch which is located within the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. Being as shallow as what it is, and being a freshwater loch, makes this area extremely attractive to swans, ducks and geese. The Loch Leven also has two islands that are situated in its waters and the Loch Leven Castle stands mystically and proudly on one of these islands. These ...

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    Spey Bay Reserve

    Most know Spey Bay Reserve as being a great place to go for walks – a reputation that is well deserved since there are several excellent short and long walks within the confines of the reserve. However, the Spey Bay Reserve is also home to the largest area of coastal shingle in Scotland as well as several different bird, insect and plant species. During spring and summer, flowers bloom and ...

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    Loch Fleet Reserve

    The Loch Fleet Reserve is a beautiful little treasure located north of Dornoch not far from the town of Golspie. It is a pretty place featuring a variety of habitats and animals, despite the reserve's somewhat diminutive size. Since it is situated on the coast, it has good sand dunes, lovely beaches and a large tidal basin. The beaches are fairly safe for children to play on, though caution ...

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    Loch Ardinning Reserve

    If you travel north for two miles from Milngavie, you will arrive at the 142-hectare Loch Ardinning Reserve. Dr. Robert Ker handed over the reserve to the Scottish Wildlife Trust in 1988. The northern most part of the loch has an abundance of reeds, rushes and sedge while the opposite side of the loch features wet woodland made up of mature willows, birch, alder and carr.

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    Knowetop Loch Reserve

    The Knowetop Lochs Reserve can be found just four miles from Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway. Knowetop has two small lochs on its 23 hectares of land, which are locally known as Lowes Lochs, which means "bright and shiny lochs". The two lochs are not far from each other and are separated by a piece of woodland made up of birch trees. Herons and goosanders are popular by the lochs not only ...

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    Keen of Hamar NNR

    Upon arriving at the Keen of Hamar National Nature Reserve, many people find themselves quite surprised at the somewhat barren landscape that characterizes the reserve. They may feel that it is impossible for such a rocky, seemingly barren place to sustain life of any sort. It is interesting that the word ‘Hamar’ means ‘rocky outcrop on the hillside’ – an entirely appropriate description of ...