11 Jan Scotland, the Place to Go to Spot Otters
If the outdoors life appeals to you and you want a place where you can get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful natural world around you then Scotland is perfect. It has something for everyone, from the thrill seekers who will enjoy Loch Lomond Quad biking at Loch Lomond Quads, to those who are looking for a peaceful place to get away and be closer to nature.
Another reason why many people visit Scotland is the fact that it is a great place to see the native wildlife, and one of the main visitor attractions is the otter. These beautiful and much loved British mammals nearly became extinct in the UK, as illegal hunting, habitat destruction and pollution all had a detrimental effect on numbers of otters in the UK.
Fortunately, through one of the most successful conservation campaigns and lots of hard work, otters are now rising in number once again all over the country. However, they are incredibly secretive, and it is not often that you will come across one.
However, in Scotland there are areas where you are more likely to see these beautiful mammals running wild in their natural habitat. As well as the lochs and glens, otters have made a home for themselves around the craggy cliffs and beaches near some of the coasts of Scotland and the islands such as the Isle of Skye.
So, if you want to spot an otter in the wild, you know where to go for your next trip!