Scottish Natural Heritage

Fort Augustus

Welcome to South Highland

Our area encompasses the core of the Highlands, stretching from the Minch in the west, to the Moray firth in the east. From west coast sea lochs and the islands of Skye, Rum and the other small isles, to the tops of Scotland's highest mountains, it's home to some of our most special wildlife and landscapes. Most of the population of the Highlands live here, from urban centres like Inverness and it's hinterland to the remote coasts and straths. Our team are proud to play our part in helping people and nature thrive.

Explore for a Day

Inspiring ideas for visitors

Exciting ideas for visitors and locals on some of the best places to enjoy nature, landscapes and history

Use our free guides to inspire you for a great day out, enjoying the best of Scotland's natural and cultural attractions. Follow our easy to use itineraries, or create your own perfect day by using the detailed information provided on local must-see sites as well as some hidden gems.

In the North East - follow stunning coastal routes in Aberdeenshire

In the North - explore the dramatic scenery of Caithness & Sutherland ; go dolphin watching in Easter Ross, discover the natural wonders of the Great Glen or the spectacular Cairngorms National Park .

In the West - take an island journey through the Outer Hebrides , or visit the ancient kingdom in the Heart of Argyll

In central Scotland - breathe in the peace and tranquillity of Stirling

In the South - immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of East Lothian

Contact details

Scottish Natural Heritage, Fort Augustus,
Great Glen House Leachkin Road, INVERNESS, IV3 8NW

Tel 01463 725000
Email Argyll_Outerhebrides@snh.gov.uk
Web http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-snh/snh-in-your-area/south-highland/