Scottish wildlife tourism has received a big boost with the news that a project to reintroduce sea eagles across the country has been successfully completed with the last six fledglings being released at a secret location in Fife.

The sea eagle or white-tailed eagle is Europe’s largest bird of prey with a wing span of some 2.18 m (7.2 ft). Since the project began in the 70’s the birds have become well established on the West Coast of Scotland and now some 85 birds have been reintroduced on the East Coast giving them a nationwide presence.

The birds are already a big draw for visitors and according to a recent study the presence of the raptors on the island of Mull generates more than £5 million a year. Scotland is not only rich in wild birds but also boasts an amazingly diverse array of wild mammals including otters, pine marten, wildcat, deer, seals, dolphins and whales.

CLC Duchally Country Estate Hotel is ideally located for exploring the Scottish countryside and experiencing the wildlife. Highland Safari’s led by kilted rangers tour some 250,000 acres of Highland Perthsire Estate descending glens and climbing mountains providing a unique view of animals and birds in the natural habitat.

CLC Duchally Country Estate’s rooms and lodges are furnished, equipped and decorated to the highest standards and offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The Estate’s leisure centre includes a heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, steam-room and sauna as well as a fully-equipped and air-conditioned gym.

Picture credit: Littleisland lighthouse