Wildlife

Scotland's Top Nature Writer

Meet Our Wildlife Expert Jim Crumley

You can read a selection of Jim’s monthly columns on Scottish Wildlife below.

Jim has a new column each month only in The Scots Magazine.

All Wildlife Posts


Outdoor Scotland August 1, 2018

Bird On A Mission

For nature expert Jim Crumley, the remarkable sight of an osprey fishing never ceases to amaze. Read his fascinating account of one such encounter here...

Galleries July 23, 2018

Puffin-spotting On Lunga

Lunga, in the Treshnish Isles, is one of the best places to see puffins in Scotland. Find out more here, and check out our gallery from a recent visit!

Wildlife July 16, 2018

Puffins Are Living On The Edge

Nature’s endearing, dogged survivors are not faring so well in the face of the latest environmental threats Nothing about puffins is ordinary. Here is one coming in to land not […]

Culture July 11, 2018

Discover Sea Eagles In The East

Jim Crumley has an extraordinary encounter with a sea eagle in Fife   A narrow hill road in North Fife, the car newly stowed on a verge by a drystane […]

Culture December 11, 2017

Jay Is For January

Our nature expert Jim Crumley encounters a jay, or, as the colourful bird is described in Gaelic, a “sgreuchag-choille” – screamer of the woods   One of those half-dark-at-noon January […]

Culture April 13, 2016

A… Chaos of Swans?

When startled by a microlight or helicopter, geese and whooper swans have an unusual and dramatically different response…   Sometimes the hardest part is getting into the passenger seat from […]

Culture March 30, 2016

Herons – Dressing Down

No prizes for herons in fashion or architecture…   Herons, I once wrote, are flamingos dressed by Presbyterians. I like the image so much, here it is again. The writer’s conceit, revisiting […]

Culture March 2, 2016

Wildcat Versus Lynx

Save one from extinction or reintroduce the other? Jim Crumley asks which is easier   Finally, I saw something lying at the foot of a tree, inert as gravestones, but […]

Culture January 20, 2016

Jim Crumley | A Day In The Life…

An insight into a typical day for nature writer Jim Crumley … I am walking the line between Highland and Lowland, a ridge to the south of the Trossachs’ mountain heart. […]

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