Project Description

3 nights B&B with dinner*, RSPB nature reserve tour, guidebook & limited edition wildlife photoprint from £645pp

The highly-anticipated launch of Sir David Attenborough’s new UK based documentary series, Wild Isles, has featured Islay and its wildlife in some spectacular footage.

Follow in the footsteps of Sir David and his team and experience Islay and all its incredible wildlife for yourself with our 3 night Wildlife On Islay package, available between 1st April – 30th September.

The Machrie is a sponsor of RSPB Scotland, and donates to projects at the local nature reserve on Islay. Inspired by this partnership, we have created a thrilling wildlife experience where you can learn about, and see, a range of Hebridean birds and wildlife, including Greenland barnacle and white-fronted geese, choughs, corncrakes and hen harriers. And hopefully some of Islay’s white-tailed eagles!

There is so much wildlife to discover across this Hebridean Isle. With over 130 miles of coastline and two RSPB reserves, Islay boasts dramatic cliff faces, turquoise bays, numerous immaculate beaches and a vast array of nature.

A series of coastal paths surround the island, connecting the beaches and often leading to picturesque secluded coves and hidden lagoons, providing the ideal location for those seeking spectacular wildlife scenes.

One of the most accessible Scottish islands, Islay can be reached by air or sea. Just 25 mins from Glasgow Airport with Loganair or 2.5 hours by ferry with CalMac from Kennacraig.

Begin your Islay adventure at The Machrie!


“The Machrie is as close as Islay gets to Hebridean seventh heaven.” – Condé Nast Traveller 2023

*Dinner on one evening

Photo credit: Female Hen Harrier on Islay, Andy Hay (


• 3 nights B&B for two people from 1st April – 30th September
• Dinner on one night (allowance of £50 per person)
• Guided tour of The Oa or Loch Gruinart RSPB Nature Reserve
• RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds
• Exclusive Guide to the Wildlife of Islay
• Limited edition photoprint taken by Wildlife Photographer and Islay RSPB Warden, David Dinsley
• Screenings of Attenborough’s BBC series Wild Isles in our private Cinema Room for guests to enjoy

Children’s Wildlife Spotting Challenge Sheet included for under 14s

Optional add ons (additional cost):
Wildlife Tuk Tuk Tour of Islay with Islay Tuk Tuk
Wildlife Boat Trip with Islay Sea Adventures 

Wildlife On Islay

From £645Per Person