Nature Based Tourism


Scotland's landscape, nature and wildlife are a key reason for holidaymakers choosing Scotland as a holiday destination. VisitScotland work with a wide range of partners within this broad area of nature related tourism.


Wildlife Tourism

We conducted a sector review of Scotland's wildlife tourism sector in 2017 to form an accurate picture of volume, value, and visitor profile using data from our national tourism monitors:


PDF document Wildlife Topic Paper July 2017 (1.71MB)


Additional Resources

Scottish Natural Heritage commissioned a report into the Economic Impact of Nature Based Tourism in Scotland in 2010.


The Scottish Government has commissioned a report into The Economic Impact of Wildlife Tourism in Scotland.


Additional organisations of interest include:


Scottish Natural Heritage

The Forestry Commission


Wild Scotland, the Scottish Wildlife & Adventure Tourism Association



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