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The Falconry Centre at Huntly is highly recommended for children of all ages. Everyone is given a chance to handle some of the beautiful birds such as Robyn with the eagle owl (left) during regular flying displays from April - October. John and his highly trained staff, who all have a great love of birds, try to ensure that even the most timid child or elderly person has the chance to handle one of the owls. While at Huntly, visit the spectacular ruined Huntly Castle, which served as a baronial residence for 5 centuries and is remarkable for its splendid architecture. It is close to the River Deveron. Why not visit the Museum in the town centre. Outside Huntly on the road to Elgin, visit the Peregrine Falcon Watch during spring and summer at the Forestry site for free.

Sooty barn owl huntly tawny owl falconry centre Eagle owl huntly harris hawk huntly
puffin cruise on maray to visit seabird cliffs gannets on sea cliffs near macduff lossiemouth beach on Moray Firth
Cullen beach from town anenomone macduff aquarium Finhorn bay and harbour

Further afield in Moray, there are beautiful beaches along the Moray Firth coast at Findhorn (above right) Roseisle and Lossiemouth (centre right) as well as further east at Cullen (above left). At Spey Bay, it is possible to see Dolphins. Findhorn also has 2 excellent pubs with a great choice of fish dishes as well as a pretty harbour full of yachts in summer. Apart from beaches on the Moray Firth coast there is a chance to watch the Dolphins play close to the coast, all the way from Inverness to Peterhead. There is a wildlife centre at Spey Bay where you can learn about recent otters, birds and Dolphin sightings, a Marine Aquarium at MacDuff and fascinating fishing villages at Findochty, Portsoy, Crovie and Pennan. Puffin Cruises depart from Macduff harbour twice daily- the trip is wonderful value with opportunities to see a huge range of seabirds including kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants, guillemots and gannets fishing and on the cliffs at Troup Head, an RSPB reserve and the only Gannet colony on mainland Scotland. There is also a chance to see Dolphins. It is fascinating to see the villages of Crovie and Pennan from the sea as well as entering and leaving MacDuff harbour. (Above left Puffin Cruise boat) MacDuff is still a working fishing and maintenance harbour making it one of the few places along the coast to see fishing boats. MacDuff also has the Marine aquarium which is full of local fish and lots of opportunities for a close encounter with them as well as web cams showing the birds on the RSPB Reserve at Troup Head. (Above centre Gannet) After a boat trip, you can also park at the RSPB car park and walk to Troup Head reserve for a close up view of the gannets. Duff House built by William Adam for the Duff, Earls of Fife in the 1700's is an oupost of the National Galleries of Scotland with outstanding works of art and changing exhibitions. Duff House is beside the river Deveron and Golf Club at Banff.

Loch Morlich, Cairngorms National Park Cairngorm Mountain railway Bog cotton, heather and hills near Tomintoul

You could be spoilt for choice of places to visit while on holiday at Bluefolds in Glenlivet: Tomintoul and The Cairngorms National Park; Banff and MacDuff on the Moray Firth coast; The Falconry Centre at Huntly or the Beaches at Findhorn, Cullen or Lossiemouth; or follow the river Spey from Aviemore to Spey Bay. Take time to explore the quiet roads of Moray and Speyside and to enjoy spectacular scenery of hills, mountains, rivers and lochs, and a wide variety of wildlife. A warm welcome is guaranteed in this remote, stress free location in an undiscovered area of North East and Highland Scotland. photo: River Spey at Grantown on Spey. The Cairgorm Mountain railway can be enjoyed in winter for easy access to the ski slopes and in summer to enjoy the mountain views from the viewing platform, along with a coffee or hot chocolate in the cafe. During September and October enjoy the early morning mist, the wonderfulautumn sunshine and the beautiful colours. The drive from Glenlivet via Tomintoul to Nethybridge and then to the Cairngorm mountain railway is very scenic. Or stop to visit the Reindeer on the way. Winter is a beautiful time to visit Tomintoul and Glenlivet. Ski-ing and snowboarding are available at the Lecht near Tomintoul and on the Cairngorm mountains near Aviemore. Or why not try out the full range of activities at the Lecht ski resort. There are quad bikes and tubing to try or take the chair lift to walk on the hills in spring, summer and autumn.In winter it is an ideal place to ski or snowboard. The Lecht is quiet during Monday - Friday with a chance for lots of sking or snowboarding. View more winter photos All year there are wonderful walks to enjoy on the Glenlivet estate in Cairngorm National Park, the Morinsh woods or to the top of Ben Rhinnes all within a few miles of the holiday cottages. See the Roe deer, otters, sparrowhawks, buzzards all around you. Fishing is available on the Livet or Avon from February to September. Golf all year (except in the snow) at the Dufftown or Ballindalloch Clubs or on the coast at Spey Bay. Glenlivet is very green in summer until August when the heather adds its purple hues. In winter, we enjoy a white wonderland. Spring is a great time to see nature awake, as the lambs are born and the wild birds including buzzards, curlews, oyster catchers and lapwings nest. The land awakes after its sleep under the winter snow. Watch the gorse and broom add glowing yellow to Scotland's landscape. Summer is the time to enjoy Highland Games across Moray. A wonderful time to tour castles and visit beautiful gardens or to see the stunning wild flowers.

Bluefolds Highland Holiday Cottages Scotland
Glenlivet, Ballindalloch, Moray, AB37 9DS
Tel: 01340 881616