True Highlands Blog
With a myriad of lochs, inlets, islands and firths, Scotland’s seas are vast - It’s coastline makes up 10% of Europe’s total! Our waters may be chilly, but that doesn’t stop a huge variety of wildlife from making it their home.
With its glens, mountains, lochs and forests, the Highlands are a haven for wildlife. The areas sparse human population leaves plenty of space for animals and plants to flourish, and the Highlands have become a top destination to come and see some of Britain’s rarest species.
Today is Beltane, one of the most important days in the Scottish pre-Christian calendar. It is a day steeped in mystery, when fires were built, offerings made and rituals enacted. There has been a rekindling of interest in Beltane in the last decade with a resurgence of contemporary festivals celebrating the occasion with reinterpretations of tradition instead of recreations of past rites.