We were astonished recently to see on one of our wildlife cameras that we have a family of FOUR otter making visits to our garden at The Dulaig.
We have known and filmed many times a single otter coming to a particular spot here, but seeing this family blew our socks off!
The brilliant BBC "Winterwatch" is just about to start its 2019 series based, like The Dulaig, in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park.
More exciting still is that the Springwatch and Autumnwatch series will also be based in this area, enabling us all to follow the wildlife - including red squirrels, capercaillie, red deer, osprey etc - through the dramatic events and seasonal changes here. The programme will also showcase the incredible scenery of the area.
Since arriving at The Dulaig eight years ago we have tried to make our gardens a haven for wildlife as well as for our guests.
We know that every year we can see more and more birds and mammals visiting us and for fun we installed some cameras to see what is visiting us when we are not looking. We could not believe our eyes when one of our cameras picked up an OTTER!
From the spraint (you can see it on the rock above and behind the otter) we know it is visiting regularly and have managed t...
We have had snow today in Grantown-on-Spey. Our neighbours, this little flock of sheep in the field next to us, were well wrapped up and well fed and did not seem to mind at all!
More snow is forecast for tonight, great news for those keen to head for the ski slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and The Lecht.
Gordon and I had a spectactular walk on Ben Rinnes on Easter Sunday. This mountain, 841 metres high, dominates the Moray skyline. It is about half an hour's drive from The Dulaig and as you can see the views from the top are wonderful.
You can see an album of photos from our walk on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/thedulaigbandb.We are more than happy to provide suggestions for walks, maps and guidance to our guests who wish to walk whether on Ben Rinnes or anywhere e...
It has been our absolute pleasure to share our home, garden, love of Scotland and of food, with guests over the past 14 years. The experience of running our B&B exceeded our wildest dreams however we - Carol, Gordon (& The Cake Fairy) - have hung up our aprons for the last time.
Thank you to the wonderful guests from all over the world who have stayed with us. You have given us so many special memories which we will always treasure. Thank you too, everyone else who has supported us: your confidence in us was appreciated more than words can say.
Warmest Wishes to All, Carol, Gordon..and The Cake Fairy x