Discover Skye’s wildlife

Skye has incredible natural beauty, a varied coastline, vast areas of wild land to explore and is home to a wide variety of amazing wildlife. Our guests often want to know more about Skye’s wildlife. So, we provide the answers to commonly asked questions such as “Are there otters on Skye?”; “Can I see golden eagles on Skye?” and “Will I see seals on a boat trip from Elgol?” in our short guides.

Common seal at leisure

Discover more marine mammals

We want to help visitors to Springbank discover more, find new experiences and take away memories to cherish. Our mammal guides will help you locate and watch key mammal species. These include guides to dolphins, basking sharks, seals, and otters.

Skye bird guides

The bird guides include golden eagles, white-tailed sea eagles and sea birds as well some interesting birds that are well worth looking out for by season.  These include ptarmigan, dipper, golden plover and common sandpiper.

Skye reference information

The cottage has a comprehensive library covering Skye’s wildlife together with useful information about what to see and where to try and see it.

Get help

Maybe you might want to have someone show you round the island and look for wildife. Try a  wildlife guide who knows where to look without causing the wildlife any disturbance.

Looking for a holiday cottage with a difference?

So, if you are thinking about a trip to Skye and you want more than just a “standard” holiday cottage, take a closer look at Springbank Cottage.  We hope you will be surprised by how much is on offer during a stay at Springbank Cottage which is located in Elgol situated in the south of skye.

Otter in Loch Slapin

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