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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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15 fun Easter Facts

Date published: 15/3/2023

Very soon we’ll be waving goodbye to winter and saying a big hello to spring. The Vernal (Spring) Equinox signifies the start of spring with Easter hot on its heels. But have you ever wondered why Easter is celebrated on a different date each year? How about...

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Eagle Brae facilities

Date published: 26/2/2023

When you come and stay with us, we want you to be able to escape the hustle and bustle of normal life. To be able to really relax and unwind. And to help you do that, we have put our heart and soul into the facilities we offer here at Eagle Brae. Making sure it really ...

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Eagle Brae guest reviews

Date published: 16/2/2023

Here at Eagle Brae, we strive to provide the very best holiday experience for our guests. We are always interested in reading guest reviews. We use them to check what we are doing right for our guests, and where we could make...

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Unique Highlands wedding venues

Date published: 27/1/2023

With dramatic scenery, an abundance of wildlife and some stunning, unique wedding venues, it’s hard to beat the Scottish Highlands as a fantastic place to get married. Whether you envisage yourself saying I do by a loch, in a woodland, in a castle, or with...

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Scotland for the New Year

Date published: 27/12/2022

The New Year is almost upon us and it’s one of our favourite celebrations here in Scotland. How do you normally ring in the New Year? An evening with family and friends? A party? Or a romantic evening for two with a glass of fizz to toast at midnight? ...

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Celebrating Hogmanay in the Highlands

Date published: 18/12/2022

2022 is nearly over and we’ll soon be celebrating Hogmanay here in the Highlands. As the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. But, traditionally, as well as welcoming in the New Year, here in the Highlands, celebrating Hogmanay is about ending...

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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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Spotting bottlenose dolphins in Scotland

Date published: 10/11/2022

Scotland is a magical holiday destination for wildlife lovers. Exploring our magnificent Highland landscapes, you'll find a wide variety of animals in the skies, on the land and in the waters. Ospreys, otters, salmon, kingfishers, pine martens...

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Hidden gems of the Scottish Highlands

Date published: 9/11/2022

When you stay at our log cabin village in the Highlands, you've already found your first hidden gem. Eagle Brae is located on a secluded hilltop, between the magnificent glens of Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar. We're only 23 miles from Inverness...

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Spending Christmas at Eagle Brae

Date published: 8/11/2022

Escape to the Scottish Highlands at Christmas for a festive break like no other! Get cosy in one of our secluded log cabins, each sleeping 2 to 6 guests, and enjoy a luxurious stay, surrounded by the winter wilderness. Our log cabin village is open for...

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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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Highland stories to tell this Halloween

Date published: 11/10/2022

Many say that the Highlands is the most haunted place in Scotland. The earliest settlers arrived here around 12,000 BC, so the area is steeped in history. There are many dark stories from across the ages, which are shared around this time of year, as the nights draw ...

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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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A history of success

Date published: 7/9/2022

It’s hard not to fall in love with our log cabins here at Eagle Brae. With a mix of innovation and culture, Mike and Pawana have set the stage for something spectacular. Luxurious, eco-friendly log cabins, nestled on a Highland hilltop, surrounded by acres ...

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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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What is foraging and what to forage for?

Date published: 22/8/2022

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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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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