To find these beautiful little mammals, visitors can keep an eye out for their red coat during a walk in Britain’s largest forest park, Galloway Forest Park.
Sightings are also common along the Devilla Forest Red Squirrel Trail, as the Scots Pine trees are a perfect habitat for red squirrels.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is working with NatureScot, Scottish Forestry, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates and the Red Squirrel Survival Trust to protect these adorable creatures by asking people to report sightings.
When to see red deer in Scotland
One of the most iconic animals associated with Scotland, the red deer is the UK’s largest land mammal and can be spotted in almost every region in the country.
Basking Shark Scotland also runs various other tours to allow visitors the chance to enjoy the special wildlife in Scotland, including – naturally – basking shark tours, snorkelling experiences, scuba diving trips, and more.