October 2018 – Weekend

A Highland Weekend getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Thursday 11 October to Monday 15 October 2018

*** 2 Spaces remaining!!***

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

Migration Special.

October in the Highlands of Scotland, what an excellent place to be!! With the stunning Moray Firth right on our doorstep and the Cairngorms and Monadhliaths just a stones throw away who know what will turn up where or when, to take advantage of these fantastic habitats we have decided to make October “Migration Watch Month.”

This will be a very free flowing and  exciting weekend of birding, going to where the birds are,  King Eider, Pectoral Sandpiper, White Rumped Sandpiper, Cranes, Yellow Browed Warbler, have all been reported in Moray and the Highlands at this time of year and who knows what we may find ourselves on our travels!


Arriving on Thursday why don’t you settle in by enjoying a few local brews in the hotels Capercaillie Bar  before sitting down to enjoy your first meal in the beautiful Dining Room.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

And so the fun begins, lets go where the birds take us!

Three glorious days of Beautiful Scenery, fantastic Birding and lots and lots of Tunnocks Teacakes!

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on your trip.

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper



Ptarmigan Male

Ptarmigan Male

King Eider

King Eider

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

The small sample of birds pictured above are all real possibilities (the Sandhill Crane was Aberdeenshire but who knows if one will grace our shores!)  Add to these the regular star birds such as Crested Tit, Golden and White Tailed Eagles, our Slavonian Grebes, Black, Red, Great Northern and White Billed Divers (a regular visitor in October) Skuas, Sea Ducks and Waders by the bucket it really is a spectacular time to visit.


Give yourself a treat!  Enjoy a long lie before you head down for your last breakfast at the Grant Arms. Sit back and enjoy the memories of the past three full days birding in the glorious Scottish Highlands, and start planning your next trip North!

***All this for only £575 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 two 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