Scott O'Hara

Scott is an enthusiastic and avid birder and general naturalist, and not only his working life but most of his spare time and holidays are devoted to his passion. He has accumulated a great deal of birding knowledge and experience throughout the Highlands, and has explored all of Scotland's main island groups several times, with a particular love of the Uists and Orkney Isles. A Heatherlea Guide since 2015, Scott is a highly experienced and capable Tour Leader, with expertise in Europe, the Americas and Africa to add to his extensive Scottish knowledge.

Scott grew up in Montrose on the east coast of Scotland, and was introduced to nature from an early age, exploring the beaches and rocky shorelines of Montrose Basin throughout his childhood, when his main interests were invertebrates and the finding of agates and semi-precious stones.

He completed his BSc Countryside Management at the Scottish Agricultural College and continued into conservation work on Local and National Nature Reserves both north and south of the border, for a number of conservation bodies and local authorities.

Scott has completed bird and protected mammal surveys across Angus, Highland Perthshire and the South of Scotland. He also works as a Teacher Naturalist for the Scottish Wildlife Trust, leading groups of all ages and abilities in environmental education.

Join Scott across the Highlands and Islands, and also in selected overseas destinations in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Follow this Guide

  • Shetland Island Explorer - May/June

    £1895 pp, £295 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A thorough tour of the Shetland Isles, including visits to Unst, Fetlar, Yell, Noss, Mousa and Mainland.

  • Highlands & Orkney

    Highlands & Orkney

    • 08 Jun - 15 Jun 2019

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Brilliant summer birding across the Highlands, with an action packed TWO nights away in Orkney!

  • Ultimate Outer Hebrides

    Ultimate Outer Hebrides

    • 06 Jul - 15 Jul 2019

    £2145 pp, £210 single supplement. Deposit £200

    A thorough and complete grand tour of the Outer Hebrides: From Lewis to Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra, Vatersay & Mingulay!

  • NEW! Highlands and Wester Ross

    NEW! Highlands and Wester Ross

    • 27 Jul - 03 Aug 2019

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    High Summer wildlife by land and sea

  • North Ronaldsay and Orkney in Early Autumn for birders

    £1495 pp, £130 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Early Autumn migration on our favourite birding island!

  • Twenty Scottish Specials

    Twenty Scottish Specials

    • 31 Aug - 07 Sep 2019
      Special Offer

    £1295 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    Early Autumn birding at its best

  • The 'Outer Limits' Adventure

    The 'Outer Limits' Adventure

    • 14 Sep - 21 Sep 2019
      Special Offer

    £1395 pp, No single supplement. Deposit £200

    A real adventure! Birding the Highlands in peak migration time including a two night stay on the Outer Hebrides!

  • Shetland in Autumn for birders

    Shetland in Autumn for birders

    • 28 Sep - 05 Oct 2019

    £1645 pp, £250 single supplement. Deposit £200

    Rarity hunting at the top of Britain - covering all corners of Shetland from Unst to Sumburgh!

  •  Isle of Scilly for birders

    Isle of Scilly for birders

    • 12 Oct - 19 Oct 2019

    £1695 pp, £200 single supplement. Deposit £200

    An exciting birding tour of the Isles of Scilly - visiting St Mary's, Bryher, Tresco, St Martin's and St Agnes!

  • Costa Rica Classic Tour - PLUS!

    £5295 pp, £545 single supplement. Deposit £800

    Birding and Wildlife during an unforgettable 18-night experience

  • Gambia

    Gambia

    • 10 Jan - 17 Jan 2020

    £2395 pp, £250 single supplement. Deposit £300

    A great introduction to African birding

  • NEW! Italy - Po Delta & Rome

    NEW! Italy - Po Delta & Rome

    • 01 Apr - 08 Apr 2020

    £2095 pp, £145 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Great birding short break in one of Europe's most important National Parks, followed by a few days in Rome

  • Skyros

    Skyros

    • 22 Apr - 29 Apr 2020

    £1995 pp, £160 single supplement. Deposit £300

    Relaxed Spring birding on an unspoilt Greek Island in the heart of the Aegean Sea

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The Mountview Hotel, Nethybridge,
PH25 3EB Scotland

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