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COVID-19 updated 03.09.2021

Many of you have waited very patiently to be able to take the holiday you booked some time ago, so it has been a pleasure to host you over the summer on our trips from the Outer Hebrides to Yorkshire, several places in between and of course our home here in the Cairngorms. Our UK schedule continues until November and we have been able to secure additional dates for some holidays, so do check the website for further details and available spaces for the rest of the year.

During all our wildlife experiences we continue to follow strict Covid-19 policies, including social distancing, wearing of masks in vehicles and increased cleaning of our minibuses, plus a track and trace system for all those joining us this year. In addition, our team has completed Covid Awareness training with Sports Scotland.

Within the Cairngorms, our Day Guides, Evening Mammal Watching and Badger Photography are incredibly popular and all these experiences can be booked online. With the light nights during the summer months our Pine Martens and Badgers have been active regularly - please check out our weekly blog for hide updates. We shall also keep updating you about new and forthcoming holidays in our 2021 and 2022 schedule through the enewsletter. If you would like to sign up for this please click here. If you have any immediate queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Your gracious comments about our contact with you throughout the last year or more, keeping you up to date with what we can and can’t deliver for you as well as keeping you entertained through our guides’ posts on Facebook etc., have been very welcome, but it is lovely to be able to now share comments from you in respect of holidays and wildlife experiences we’ve finally been able to deliver for you. Here are just a few.

Our day’s guiding with Kate and Hollie was brilliant and our evening visit to the mammal hide was brilliant too – all so impressive and our guide was a mine of information. David and Mary - June 2021

We met Sally for one day out and then had Kate for the whole week of the Highland birdwatching. Both were superb. It's a privilege to go out with people who can see, hear and know so much of our precious natural world and teach us about it. Christina and Mark - Spring Birds 2021

An absolute delight to be able to get away anyhow, but if anything after our third trip to the Outer Hebrides love them even more. Great to see Corncrake and the Eagles were fabulous too, but the sheer number of Short-eared Owls on the Uists take the crown and such close views too. As ever a holiday full of highlights every day, Craig as ever a super spotter and of course knows the patch so well. Simon also a star, spotting loads and keeping us informed as well as being 'our' driver. Steve and Belinda – Outer Hebrides Odyssey 2021

We have travelled many times with Speyside and find the way the holidays are constructed suits us very well. You have very good guides and make everybody feel part of the activity no matter what level of expertise they have. Keith and Liz – Outer Hebrides 2021

'Good to Go'
Speyside Wildlife is approved by the industry standard ‘Good to Go’ scheme. This means that Speyside Wildlife has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, we have Risk Assessments in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. If you would like to see this detailed information, please email us and our certificate can be viewed here.

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