Where can you spot all of Scotland’s Big 5, not to mention a myriad of seabirds? If you think you have to travel to the north of Scotland or its remotest islands, think again, as the land and sea around the Clyde coast and Arran are a haven for Scotland’s five iconic wild animals – the red squirrel, red deer, harbour seal, otter and golden eagle.
This is the local habitat of Argyll Cruising, the Dunoon based company who specialise in wildlife cruises and who, following a recent workshop, have become local wildlife ambassadors in the Argyll and the Isles region.
The Get Wild About Argyll scheme, run by Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative (AITC), is aimed at making the most of our wild and wonderful area, an opportunity Argyll Cruising was only to happy to accept.
As Shore Manager Jamie Duncan explained the programme mirrors the ethos of Argyll Cruising. He said, “Wildlife cruises are amongst our most popular holidays, however what a lot of people don’t realise is that some of the best loved and most popular creatures are right here on our doorstep.
“We are delighted not only to take part in the programme, but also to pass on this knowledge to our guests. When you come on one of our cruises you’ll find our wildlife folder, packed full of information and top tips on what to look for depending on the time of year, and your location.
We’d also like to encourage our guests to tell us about their experiences and what they see, either on land or water. We’ll then pass this information onto our AITC colleagues to help them build a wildlife map of the region.”
So this year, whether you want to do some shark spotting, go whale watching, or go potty over puffins, make sure you do it with the people who can take you there.
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