Upland Ecology, Scotland

The mountains and upland areas of Scotland provide us with an opportunity to visit some of the few natural habitats left in the UK.

Based at the Kindrogan field centre, near Pitlochry, you will visit nearby sites of interest every day including mountain plateaus, Caledonia pine forests and other areas of importance to many plant and animal species. As well as visiting sites of great scenic beauty, you also get to observe the fantastic flora of the region and usually see a broad range of animal species such as red deer, osprey, mountain hare, hen harrier and golden eagle.

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