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Wildlife

Arran is home to all of Scotland’s ‘Big 5’, red deer, seals, golden eagles, otters and red squirrels. When out in the hills or along the coast you are likely to observe the Red Deer, birds and other wildlife in the magnificence and serenity of their natural environment. Enjoy the spectacular views of Arran and the Clyde Estuary and experience  an adventure into this wilderness area, which is home to more than 1300 wild Red Deer. At least two breeding pairs of Golden Eagles live here and a close encounter can be quite awe-inspiring.

Around the coast, a walk could lead to a chance encounter with otters and seals or a sighting of dolphins, or perhaps a basking shark. Also, Minke whales are seen in the waters around Arran from time to time. Of the 200 species of birds recorded on Arran, many inhabit the coastal areas and wooded burnsides.

Keep a pair of binoculars handy and see what you can spot and remember to follow the Access Code.