The North Harris hills hold one of the highest densities of
golden eagles in Europe and the open nature of the landscape makes
this a fantastic place to watch this spectacular bird.
In recent years eagle walks run by the North Harris Ranger
Service have proved to be a very popular
draw for visitors and residents alike. In order to further
promote our unique natural heritage and enable more people to see
eagles we have embarked on a project to construct an eagle
viewpoint. The viewpoint will be a small weather proof shelter
situated in Glen Miavaig in the heart of the territory of a pair of
golden eagles. We are building a structure that will blend into the
natural surroundings with a turf roof and larch cladding. Seven
large panes of glass will provide excellent views of the glen and
ridges frequented by the golden eagles. The viewpoint can be
reached by a short walk along a 4×4 track from the nearest road and
will be open all year round. An interpretation board will provide
information about the eagles and tips on how to spot them. The
viewpoint is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
This will be the first year round eagle viewpoint in Scotland
and we would like to thank SNH, Leader and the Brown & Forbes
foundation for funding this project.