Over the last 30 years Aigas has built up great friendships, working relationships and associations with a large number of environmental, educational, literary and other organisations.
Often it is the people that we know and rely on for advice, expertise and support that enables the staff at Aigas to provide truly unique and memorable experiences for our guests.
We are delighted to announce our support for/partnership with 2020VISION, Britain’s most ambitious photography-based conservation initiative ever! 20 of the country’s top wildlife and nature photographers have for the first time, come together with leading conservation partners to document the value of restoring Britain’s fragmented ecosystems and the life-support services they provide.
Suppliers of professional optoelectronics and camera equipment. They supplied us with an infra-red illuminator for the badger & pine marten hide, for which we are very grateful.
The Scottish Wildcat Action plan brings together many organisations, including Aigas, to try to save our rarest and most endangered predator.
Sir John's personal website where you can order any of his publications.
This independent, web-based project aims to examine public attitudes towards predators and predation in Britain by asking people from all walks of life, whether they have a professional interest in predators or not, to complete a short, online questionnaire. The web-site also hosts a discussion forum, and provides information about key species, as well as several great photos of British wildlife past, present, and possibly future.
Naturedays is the charity which delivers all of the environmental education programmes at Aigas. These programmes range from hands-on activites like pond dipping for preschool and primary aged school children to Advanced higher and A-level geography and biology field work for secondary school students.
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Hosted by Simon King, Bill Oddie & Aigas friend Kate Humble, Springwatch is the biggest survey ever into the arrival of spring. It is run by the BBC in association with the Woodland Trust and the UK Phenology Network. Aigas takes part every year. By collecting information about the first signs of spring, we can help build the most complete picture of the season as it unfolds across the UK. Scientists will have a better understanding of how spring is changing and what needs to be done to help wildlife thrive in the UK.
A local boy and a friend of ours for many years, Duncan Chisholm produces some of the finest traditional music to be heard in the Highlands today. A superb fiddler, lyricist and story teller Duncan's CD Redpoint is one of the best sellers in our Aigas shop.
Ecoventures - provide Aigas guests with first-class dolphin watching boat trips on the Moray Firth. They are based in Cromarty and are accredited operators with the Dolphin Space Programme.
Local artist Eugenie Vronskaya exhibits at Kilmorack Gallery, paints and draws portraits and teaches art classes in the local area. Visit her website to view her work.
Highland Hospice is the only Hospice serving adults with incurable life-limiting disease in the Highlands of Scotland and is acknowledged as the centre of specialist palliative care expertise in the region.
Johnny Kingdom visited Aigas in February 2007 and immediately made a huge impact on all of us. He is such an enthusiastic character with endless stories and jokes that he is a real joy to have around. He'll be returning to Aigas later in the year but in the meantime look out for his new book "A Wild Life on Exmoor" which is based on the last television series and his new series will return to BBC Two soon. You can keep up to date with Johnny's latest projects by visiting his website.
Laurie is one of the UK's finest nature photographers. He has illustrated and authored several books including the bestselling 'RSPB Guide to Bird & Nature Photgraphy' and has won twenty-three awards in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. On his website you'll find his own picture library of over 100000 images.
Niall Benvie is a friend of Aigas and has been working with us photographing some of our wildlife. You can see some of Niall's excellent beaver photographs on our beaver diary page.
In 2004 Roy won the RSPB's Golden Eagle Award for the most significant contribution to nature conservation in Scotland over the last 100 years. Roy is an old friend to Aigas; he regularly gives lectures here and offers his support and advice over all of our projects on the restoration of natural ecosystems.
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme (SGS), a registered charity created in 1931, raises funds for other worthy charities by facilitating the opening of large and small gardens of horticultural interest throughout Scotland to the public.
Swarovski Optik is one of the world's leading optical goods manufacturers. All of the field staff here at Aigas carry EL 8.5 X 42 WB Swarovski binoculars and we use ATS 80 HD Swarovski telecopes. For bird watching or general wildlife watching we highly recommend the Swarovski range of binoculars and telescopes.
The Scottish Beaver Network is a small group of people who are enthusiastic about seeing beavers restored to Scotland as soon as possible. All Aigas staff and Lister-Kaye family members are keen supporters of this group. Their web-site is offered as a public information service regarding European beavers and beaver reintroduction.
Cawdor is one of our favourite sites - it has something for everyone; romance, mystery, drama and of course history!
Tables and chairs, clocks, mirrors, bowls, name signs and much much more. Every item unique and handcrafted in indigenous wood to give a lifetime of pleasure.
Founded by local boy and friend of the field centre, Duncan Chisholm, Wolfstone are a Scottish rock band whose unique blend of music has produced two gold albums and seen the band play around the world headlining many major festivals. Wolfstone are described by Duncan as “…a rock band from the Highlands of Scotland that happen to use pipes, whistles and fiddles in our repertoire” - superb!
Guide to wildlife holidays in Scotland. Includes self catering holiday accommodation, nature reserves to visit and wildlife watching tours and trips.
Wildlife holidays around the world.
For all the latest news on wildlife at home and abroad, BBC Wildlife has got it all. Watch out for features on all your Aigas favourites like badgers, pine martens, otters and deer. Highly recommended!