Wildlife in Scottish Highlands, Isle of Scalpay and on Skye in Scotland

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Isle of Scalpay, Scalpay House, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BS

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Wildlife on Skye

The dignified Red Deer, ever on the increase are majestic & wary. Elusive Roe Deer hard to see.

Wildlife on Skye in Scotland

Wildlife on Skye in Scotland

All farmers & crofters curse the hungry Red Fox with its steely eyes at lambing time. Cunning but handsome!

Brown Hares & Rabbits frolic in the early mornings. (Scalpay, however, has no rabbits & few hares).

Rodents like Stoats & Weasels -are seen if you are lucky as well as Mink, the offspring from the old breeding farms causing havoc with breeding birds.

Voles & Shrews scurry along into their tunnels.

A selection of Wildlife on Skye in Scotland

A selection of Wildlife on Skye in Scotland

The occasional adder,but toads, frogs, newts, lizards, dragonflies, butterflies, huge slugs & furry caterpillars are readily seen.

On the shores all around Skye & Scalpay otters play in the kelp.

On the rocks, with their pups, both the grey & common seals can be seen napping & sunbathing!

A wide diversity of habitats can be found on Scalpay & Skye. Woodlands, dry heathland, wetlands, grassland, fresh water streams, lochs and the sea all provide a variety of locations where plants and animals can thrive.

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  • Scalpay House, Broadford,
  • Isle of Skye, IV49 9BS

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