Explore the best of Scotland

The stunningly varied landscape of the Malt Whisky Trail is a great setting to get active, but taken at a slower, gentler pace, it is also a haven for all kinds of wildlife, flora, and fauna. The forests, rivers, and seas that make up the Moray Speyside landscape are home to ecosystems which support some truly stunning wildlife.

As you work your way through the Malt Whisky Trail, take some time out to discover the richness of our countryside.

The Glenlivet Estate, near the distillery of the same name, is a fantastic place to discover Speyside’s vibrant eco-system. Set in the Cairngorm National Park, a number of Scottish favourites are often seen here including the famous red squirrel and red deer, while some of the rarer animals such as the golden eagle and black grouse are also often spotted.

As you make your way north from the Strathisla distillery, you are certain to encounter the Scottish Whale and Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay. The Moray Firth is home to a large population of dolphins, which can often be spotted leaping from the waters from any number of beaches. The centre is also a great place to spot otters and other creatures, and learn more about these majestic animals.