March 2018

After the Beast from the East and snow and more snow, skiing in the Cairngorms is excellent. All roads are clear and almost all lifts are running .

News from the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig is that UK’s olny baby polar bear has been caught on camera for first time as mother and cub have ventured out from birthing den for first time.The cub is born blind and now able to see can start to explore the immediate neighbour hood.

It will not be on view to the public just yet but by end of March should be.

Boat of Garten recently featured on a Channel 4 series to find the best village in Scotland.

The village did itself proud but unfortunately did not make the final.

The end of March usually sees the return of our local Ospreys from their wintering home in Africa.

Their arrival will be eagerly awaited at the RSPB reserve.

2017 was a sad year for the reserve after the disappearance of the male Osprey and the resulting deaths of the 3 Osprey chicks in the nest due to starvation due to the male not bringing fish to the nest.

We certainly hope for a happy outcome this year