Biodiversity

At Cruachan Visitor Centre, we are privileged to be located an area rich in biodiversity. Many rare species, which are on the Scottish Biodiversity Priority species list, are found in the area.

Butterfly

Pine martins, ospreys and golden eagles are amongst the headline species regularly spotted at the Visitor Centre, but there is also a large variety of insect life, flora and fauna in this habitat.

For the past seven years, our ecologist has conducted surveys of our site in support of our Biodiversity Action Plan, which covers the area from the Visitor Centre to the Dam. Cruachan has operated a Biodiversity Plan since 2005, to help wildlife on its landholdings. It promotes habitats and species, and sets out a timetable for improvement measures.

Pine Martin

Regular updates of sightings and survey findings can be found on our Facebook page.

View a guide to the birds visible from the lochside and dam (pdf format)