Springwatch

Mum otter and her three young at The Dulaig B&B

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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!
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Weather Station at The Dulaig

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Weather Station at The Dulaig
All Scots are fascinated about the weather. We are no different and here at The Dulaig we have just installed a weather station. Soon we will be able to see all sorts of facts about what the weather is doing.  Surprisingly to most people, our town #Grantown-on-Spey in #Cairngorms National Park is one of the driest places in the whole of the UK.  This - and the fact we are one of the coldest places - mean we also have virtually no midges as compared to other places in the Highlands! ...
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2019 BBC Winterwatch....and Springwatch....and Autumnwatch based in the Cairngorms!

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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. ...
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Hedgehog and Skye our cat drink together

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Hedgehog and Skye our cat drink together
We encourage wildlife to our garden, a haven for animals and for our guests. We are lucky to have a very healthy population of hedgehogs which visit us and this means that on evenings throughout the summer there is quite a good chance of spotting one or two going around the garden.   During this current spell of hot dry weather we put a number of additional water drinking containers and were amazed to see this hedgehog sharing a drink with Skye, one of our...
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A lovely walk in the Cromdale Hills

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A lovely walk in the Cromdale Hills
The Cromdale Hills are just three miles from Grantown and can be seen from our street. Today we decided that, having looked at these hills for ten years, we would climb them at last. What a wonderful walk we had and on such a stunning day.    These hills have a reputation for being very boggy on the plateau but as we have had virtually no rain for three months we figured we would be fine, and we were. The hills were almost empty, the only other walkers a party of school...
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