July 2015 Weekend

 A Highland Weekend getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Thursday 23 July to Monday 27 July 2015

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The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey
The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey

Join Birding Ecosse for a long weekend at the luxurious Grant Arms Hotel situated in Grantown on Spey, deep in the Scottish Highlands

Thursday 23 July 2015

Arriving on Thursday we will meet in the Hotels Capercaillie Bar for a short “meet and greet” over a few local brews before you sit down to enjoy your first meal in the beautiful Dining Room.

Friday 24 July 2015

Crested Tit

Crested Tit

On this full day tour we visit a variety of habitats including Ancient Scottish Woodland and Graggy Mountain Tops (Done the easy way!) land of  Crested Tit, Osprey and Ptarmigan.

Pick up in reception at 0800 – drop off 1700

Saturday 25 July 2015

Black Throated Diver

Black Throated Diver

The day starts with a slow drive through the beautiful Speyside countryside looking for breeding summer migrants before heading to a stunning Scottish loch and moor.  After visiting the hotels exclusive hide in search of one of the Scottish classics the Slavonian Grebe it is off to Eagle country and the possibility of both Golden and White Tailed Eagle.  Add to this Mountain Hare, Red Deer and Feral Goats it really is a brilliant full day in the field.

Target birds for the day: Slavonian Grebe, Golden and White Tailed Eagle.

 Sunday 26 July 2015

Gannet and Gugga

Gannet and Gugga

Seabird City!

Join Birding Ecosse on this full day tour to the fantastic spectacle of Troup Head, Scotlands only mainland breeding colony of Gannets. Enjoy a boat trip out to the colony (weather permitting) to witness the sights, sounds and smells of a true seabird city. Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins all add to the list for the day with the added possibility of Dolphins.  A truly great day out!

  Monday 27 July 2015



After a leisurely breakfast we head out into the local wood near to the Grant Arms, Red Squirrels and Crested Tit are the main prey for the trip but Crossbills and Capercaillie are good possibilities as well.

Target from this final morning, Crested Tit, Common Crossbill and Capercaillie

This will end the long weekend and we say farewell after checking out from the hotel.

***All this for only £525 per person!***

So what is included?:

Full board at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey.

Delicious packed Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tea/Coffee morning and afternoon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All transport on outings (pick up/drop off may be possible from Aviemore Railway Station or Inverness Airport, please call to discuss, this will incur an additional  charge)

All guiding fees.

Use of binoculars if required.

Whats not included:

Drinks at hotel

Personal insurance

Items of a personal nature

No deposit required, however the full amount of your weekend must be paid at least four weeks prior to start date

Interested?  Then please feel free to contact Birding Ecosse for more information or to book your place.

Please note, spaces are very limited so book early to avoid disappointment