There are some incredible businesses around Scotland offering access to some of the best Photography Hides available anywhere in the UK.
Professional Photography Hides allow you, as a photographer to make the most efficient use of your time and obtain exceptional images in a relatively short space of time.
This undoubtedly has many advantages, the hides are very well set up, the business owners, feed and stock the hides regularly, (sometimes several times a day), and through this established routines the birds and animals visit the hides regularly to make use of this readily available banquet.
Someone else is doing all the ground work for you, and for a fee you can access the hides and get some amazing images.
There are some superb hides available, both in the UK, and overseas. Some of them offer accommodation, heaters, catering facilities and a ‘high probability’ of visits by the target wildlife... (nothing is ever guaranteed).😊!!
Scottish Photography Hides,
Based in Kirkcudbright (and surrounding area), offering an extensive range of hides and wildlife from Kingfishers, Badgers, Sparrowhawk, Red Squirrels, Otters, Pine Martens and many more. The best range of wildlife offered by any hide set up in the UK.
Great set up, with several hides available depending on the species you are looking to photograph. Alan's fieldcraft and wildlife knowledge of the species he has available is extensive. Hides well kitted out with base plates for Gimbals, ledges for bean bags and space for tripods. Comfortable seating and also some of the hides have toilet facilities within a few minutes walk.
Cairngorm Wildlife Photography
One of the top locations in the UK to photograph Wild ospreys feeding.
Gordon has 2 hides available with seating for up to about 6 in each hide. Hides positioned at different sides of the pond, catering for birds approaching from different directions. Gordons use of 2-way radios inform you of approaching/diving birds, (but you still need to be quick.!!)
Comfortable seating, and Base Plates for gimbals available.
Pine Marten Hide
Jacqui's Photography Hide, located near Keith, Aberdeenshire. Unique opportunity to Photograph Pine Martens by Daylight.
Lovely Hide with comfortable seating available for 4 photographers, Gimbal heads and bean bags available for use.
There's plenty of Red Squirrels and Small birds to photograph while waiting on the pine Martens (Finches, Tits, Robins etc), also regular visits by local buzzards. Evening visits by badgers, can be arranged on request.
Booking available through Cairngorm Wildlife Photography Website
located near Insch, Aberdeenshire, offering a wide range of wildlife regularly visiting the hide.
Red Squirrels, Buzzards, Sparrowhawk, an extensive amount of small finches, robins, coal and blue tits .
A lovely hide with comfortable seating for 4 Photographers. Very busy with lots of different props and set ups. Constantly busy with squirrels and small birds. Toilet facilities available a few minutes walk away.
Link to Norman's site below.
Red Squirrel Hide
located near Aviemore in the wonderful Rothiemurchus Forest, offering a wide range of wildlife regularly visiting the hide.
Red Squirrels, Crested Tits, an extensive amount of small finches, robins, coal and blue tits .
A lovely hide with comfortable seating for several Photographers. Very busy from the very start, with lots of different props and set ups. Constantly busy with squirrels and small birds.
Link to Neil's site below.