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What is foraging and what to forage for?

Date published: 4/3/2024

Foraging has become increasingly popular over the years but, what is it? Most of us have foraged before. Do you remember going blackberry picking in the hedgerows as a child? Well, that’s a form of foraging. Cheap, eco-friendly, and a great way of adding...

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Birds of prey in Scotland

Date published: 18/1/2024

In the Scottish Highlands, where the land is wild and the views are amazing, it’s home to many types of birds of prey. Look out for birds of prey soaring in the skies over Eagle Brae. You can see the likes of golden eagles, buzzards, hen harriers...

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What’s the weather like in the Scottish Highlands?

Date published: 23/11/2023

The Highlands is a place of magnificent scenery and drama. And no matter the season, the Scottish Highlands weather brings an added element of natural beauty. Being so far north, the Highlands get a dramatic range of weather you may ...

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A romantic escape to Eagle Brae

Date published: 24/10/2023

Here at Eagle Brae, you can enjoy romantic getaways in Scotland whilst being surrounded by nature and wildlife. So, if you’re looking to plan a special surprise for your loved one this Valentine's Day, here are a few reasons to book your stay with us ...

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The changing colours of Scottish Mountain Hares

Date published: 30/5/2023

Have you ever heard of Scottish mountain hares? These elusive creatures are known for their unique coat that changes colour with the seasons. But why do they do this? What purpose does it serve? Let’s take a closer look at these...

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Our rare breeds

Date published: 28/3/2023

It’s not just the wildlife at Eagle Brae that we care deeply about here at Eagle Brae. Did you know that we have some rare livestock breeds too? We have a flock of Hebridean Sheep, a herd of Black Highland Cows and a passel of pedigree Berkshire pigs. All ...

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Owls in Scotland

Date published: 27/3/2023

Scotland is home to a large variety of wildlife, including some of the most elusive and fascinating birds of prey in the world. Among these are the owls, a group of birds that have captured the imagination of people for centuries. From their silent flight to...

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New year’s resolutions that are easy to keep at Eagle Brae

Date published: 12/12/2022

With the festive season well and truly upon us, there’s no better time to reflect on the year gone by. As 2017 draws to a close, thoughts turn to celebrating a brand-new year. So, what better way to kick-start 2018 than by making your New year’s ...

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Salmon spawning season in Scotland

Date published: 31/10/2022

Salmon spawning occurs in late autumn, here in Scotland. Atlantic salmon hatch in freshwater rivers, but migrate to the sea when they are mature enough to survive in saltwater. When it is time to spawn, they swim back upstream to release their eggs. This...

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Red squirrels in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 10/10/2022

Red squirrels are one of Scotland's best-loved animals. Now a rare sight in the UK, since the introduction of the American grey squirrel in the 1870s. Sadly, the greys out-compete the reds for food, and they also carry the squirrelpox virus, which is harmless to...

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A stress-free holiday in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 15/9/2022

Holidays offer a break from the everyday. A chance to get away and de-stress. Here at Eagle Brae we know how important this is. That's why we do everything we can to ensure the most relaxing, stress-free holiday possible. Our guests can escape to our remote ...

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Scottish heather honey and beekeeping

Date published: 23/8/2022

A study by The Scottish Bee Company and Fera Science Ltd has found that Scottish heather honey is a world-leading superfood and packed with nutrients. And bees are so important that the Scottish Government has a dedicated Bee...

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Autumn in full swing at Eagle Brae

Date published: 2/8/2022

We love autumn at Eagle Brae. As the landscape transforms, our log cabins are surrounded by nature and wildlife. So let’s take a look at what happens over autumn in the Scottish Highlands. From the changing colours, to the leaping salmon. The mating calls ...

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Facts about ospreys in Scotland

Date published: 29/7/2022

The osprey is a stunning bird to watch in flight and when hunting. It is a very skilled hunter and unique amongst the hawk family. It has a different bone structure to other birds of prey and feet that are more like an owl’s. Its hooked beak is made for tearing...

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Beautiful beaches near Inverness

Date published: 28/7/2022

If you are looking for wonderful beaches to relax on, there’s no need to start looking through brochures for far-flung destinations. Just come and visit our beaches here in Inverness. Whether you prefer fine golden sand or a more pebbly beach that doesn’t end up...

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Where to see otters in Scotland

Date published: 26/7/2022

What could be more magical than seeing a couple of otters at play when you’re visiting with us at Eagle Brae? A truly rewarding experience. But spotting these wonderful, playful creatures takes a little patience. And knowing where to go to see otters while...

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Summer holidays with the family at Eagle Brae

Date published: 4/7/2022

There’s no better place to spend quality time with the family than in the great outdoors, surrounded by nature and wildlife. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to spend log cabin family holidays this summer, Eagle Brae is the perfect choice. Here ...

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The colourful kingfisher in Scotland

Date published: 24/5/2022

Strathglass and the river banks right in front of Eagle Brae are home to the most northerly kingfishers in Scotland and the UK. These bright, quick, little birds are regularly spotted during the summer months, on the rivers Glass and Farrar...

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Pine martens in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 8/2/2022

The elusive pine marten is a very rare sight across the UK these days. However, we are lucky to have relatively strong numbers here in the Scottish Highlands. They've even been spotted outside our log cabins by patient guests on the look out ...

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Wildlife holidays in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 2/12/2021

The Scottish Highlands is home to some of the most impressive wildlife in the world. With the highest mountains and deepest bodies of water in the United Kingdom. It’s rich in history, unspoilt scenery and untamed ...

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Iconic views in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 25/11/2021

What is the best view in Scotland? Well, there’s a stumper. Finding a general consensus is going to be impossible, and is the sort of question that sets Facebook groups on fire! However here at Eagle Brae, we don’t shirk in the face ...

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Birdwatching in the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 5/10/2021

A stay at Eagle Brae offers the birder one of the most versatile bases for birdwatching in the Highlands of Scotland. Only 15 miles from the east coast and its shelducks, curlews and pink-footed geese. Just an hour’s drive from the west coast and its white-tailed sea eagles ...

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Eagle Brae’s wild deer

Date published: 20/8/2021

If you would like to know where to see our wild red deer when in Scotland on holiday, or watch them going about their everyday lives, then book a stay at Eagle Brae. We’re one of the best places to see red deer in Scotland, if not the best!

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Winter, the most wonderful time of the year at Eagle Brae

Date published: 19/7/2021

There is something very special about winter in the Scottish Highlands. Here at Eagle Brae we are far removed from the busy cities. Winter ushers in a tranquil calm and a stillness slowly settles in. A blanket of snow covers the hills, where wild deer ...

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