A group of students walk down a Scottish mountain

Scotland

The inner Hebridean island of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, provides a fantastic opportunity to experience some unique coastal and upland habitats.

Based at a remote farmhouse on the south of Mull, you will see some iconic species while learning about broader ecological issues within coastal and upland habitats, including some of the smaller islands near Mull, such as Iona and Staffa. As well as visiting sites of great scenic beauty, you also get to experience the fantastic flora of the region. We usually see a broad range of animal species such as red deer, puffins, hen harriers and both golden and white-tailed eagles. In recent years, we have also seen dolphins, porpoises and a wide range of seabirds from the ferry while crossing between Mull and the mainland.

The focus of the field course is to understand the landscape, the place of critical species within it and management issues in coastal and upland regions.