Loganair Islane Hopper Creative V2 Km Discovery Pass 2

Wildlife Discovery Pass

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For the naturalists...

Explore Scottish places that are remote, secluded, unspoiled and wild. Go island hopping. Walk in the wilderness. Discover untouched natural landscapes. Enjoy some of the world’s most vibrant marine life. And don’t forget to bring a pair of binoculars with you if you plan on going birdwatching and a camera to capture some incredible photos of some not-so-common sea mammals that you might see! If you are seeking a truly memorable wildlife break, the North of Scotland and the Scottish Isles are the perfect places to visit – and it’s now easier than ever with our Wildlife Discovery Pass.

Where to start...

We recommend that you start your journey from Inverness. Start your journey by flying with Loganair to Inverness from:

  • Northern Ireland - Belfast City
  • Ireland - Dublin
  • England - Birmingham, Manchester


Just to remind you, you must select at least five Loganair flights on your journey; there is no restriction on how many flights you can choose to build your itinerary.


Day 1


Start your trek through the wilderness in the capital of the Scottish Highland, Inverness.

Due to Inverness’s abundance of unspoilt countryside, rivers, lochs and forests, plenty of thriving habitats and wildlife are around. Some birds and animals you can spot in the area are golden eagles, black grouse and majestic red deer. Just 15 miles north of Inverness, you’ll find the Tollie Red Kite Centre, a site in partnership with the RSPB and Brahan Estate, where you can enjoy the views of Ben Wyvis and the beauty of the Red Kite, the stunning birds of prey. Within an hour from Inverness, you can also visit the Highland Wildlife Park (where Scotland’s first Polar Bear in 25 years was born!). Here you can see various animals such as the Capercaillie, Scottish Wildcat, and possibly even a wild red squirrel.

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Orkney (Kirkwall)

Day 4


Hop on a scenic Loganair flight to Orkney, where you can find some essential wildlife populations, some extremely rare and have been declining across the rest of the British Isles.

Due to the lack of mammals such as foxes, badgers and weasels on Orkney, there are plenty of ground-nesting birds, hares, otters and Orkney vole species. If you head to Marwick Head or Marwick Bay, you can see Red-throated Divers and Seabirds. And around Marwick Bay and Castle o’Burrian, you can even glimpse some puffins! For incredible sightings of dolphins, whales, seals and porpoises, head to the coastal headlands, such as Hoxa Head, Marwick Head and Birsay Bay.

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Day 7


Fly back to the mainland we go, as Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are the perfect spots for catching a glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitat.

You can spot Aberdeenshire’s puffins, amongst many other seabird species, along the coast at the dramatic cliffs at the Bullers of Buchan. Near the cliffs at Troup Head, you can catch sight of minke whales, porpoises and dolphins. And to see some seals, head to Newburgh Beach. If you prefer, you can even take a guided boat trip, where you can spot puffins, dolphins, minke whales and guillemots! Around Aberdeenshire, it’s not just sea mammals you can see. If you go to Cairngorms National Park, you can also glance at the red deer as they gather for water at Loch Muick!

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Shetland (Sumburgh)

Day 10


You can journey from Aberdeen to Sumburgh Airport to explore the Shetland Islands in their splendour.

Did you know that Shetland has the highest density of otters in Europe? From otters and orcas to porpoises and seals, wildlife in Shetland can be seen and enjoyed throughout the year, and they’re not as hard as you’d think to spot! Lerwick Harbour is among the best places to see otters at close range. Shetland is also the perfect place to visit to see sensational seabird colonies and migrating rarities. Just a 15-minute drive from Sumburgh, you’ll find the RSPB reserve at the Loch of Spiggie, where you can spot whooper swans on their migration and a good number of ducks, such as the Tufted and Goldeneye. Other birdwatching locations include Fair Isle and the island of Mousa. But in reality, birds can be spotted almost anywhere around Shetland.

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Wildlife in Scotland

Please remember this is just our suggested itinerary. Scotland is home to an abundance of the wealth of majestic nature settings and wildlife habitats.


Balranald (Stornoway)
Loch na Muilne (Stornoway)
Loch Gruinart (Islay)
The Oa (Islay)
Rueval (Benbecula)

Central Scotland
Loch Lomond
The Trossachs
Baron's Haugh

Northern Isles
Sumburgh Head (Shetland)
The Loons and Loch of Banks (Orkney)
Noup Cliffs (Orkney)
Hobbister (Orkney)
Brodgar (Orkney)

GreenSkies - Protect our Island Communities

Through our GreenSkies sustainable flying programme, every fare contributes to accredited carbon offsetting schemes to meet our carbon-neutral target by 2040.

Furthermore, Loganair proudly serves more island communities in the UK than any other airline.

These small but unique destinations have a delicate ecosystem, flora and fauna. Therefore, extra-special care must be taken to ensure we minimise our impact and protect our beautiful islands for generations to come, not to mention protecting yourself and others when you're exploring.

Our Island Visitor Pledge lists a few do's and don'ts to help ensure we all meet that aim together.

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Please note - An ADS login is not a requirement to book a Scotland Discovery Pass.

The Air Discount Scheme (ADS) is a mechanism designed to deliver lower airfares for the residents of Scotland’s remotest communities whose main residence (including students studying away from home) is in one of the following defined eligible areas:

Western Isles, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles, Colonsay, Islay and Jura, Caithness and North West Sutherland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Scotland Discovery Pass is an electronic flight-based product comprising several one-way tickets for Loganair routes. You select your destinations and build your itinerary based on our flight schedules, and our Scotland Discovery Pass booking tool will price your bespoke itinerary.

  • Start your journey by flying to Edinburgh with Loganair from:

    • Southampton
    • Exeter
    • Cornwall Airport Newquay
    • Isle of Man
    • Cardiff
    • Bergen
    • Stavanger
  • You must select a minimum of 5 flights; otherwise, there is no restriction on how many flights you choose to build your itinerary.

  • No, that’s not the intent of the Scotland Discovery Pass – you create an itinerary with a minimum of 5 flights to various destinations.

  • No, you can start and end your itinerary anywhere – you have to travel on 5 Loganair flights.

  • Yes, but please contact our Customer Help Centre on 0344 800 2855 to help with any amendment. As the Scotland Discovery Pass fares are subject to availability, your itinerary change may incur a fare difference. There won’t be any change fees for changing a Scotland Discovery Pass itinerary.

  • Yes, if you want to extend your itinerary, or change your itinerary, call our Customer Help Centre on 0344 800 2855, and an agent will assist in updating your plans.

  • Our extensive Highlands and Islands network, but some gaps link the smaller islands, e.g., Barra and Benbecula. If there’s no air service, you can still build your itinerary – you don’t have to arrive and depart from the same airport. Hence you can travel by surface transport between places before rejoining our air network.

  • Loganair offers a discount for children, and infants only pay taxes.

  • Yes, if you’re a member of the Air Discount Scheme travelling for leisure, then the Scotland Discovery Pass fares will be discounted.

  • The Scotland Discovery Pass is non-refundable. We’d always recommend taking out travel insurance for unforeseen instances where you may have to cancel your trip.

  • Clan Points may not be redeemed or collected for the Scotland Discovery Pass.

Terms & Conditions

The Scotland Discovery Pass comprises several one-way tickets for routes operated by Loganair across our network to build a bespoke itinerary or one based on Loganair's suggested itineraries. Travel between the same origin and destination airports multiple times is strictly prohibited; these itineraries will not be valid for travel. Customised itineraries may start and end at any Loganair-operated airport in the UK, Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Norway or Denmark. Bookings can be made online. Changes can be made via our Customer Help Centre. A minimum of five one-way Loganair flights must be booked for the Scotland Discovery Pass. There's no limit on the maximum number of flights you can take. Scotland Discovery Fares are subject to availability. Surface travel between Loganair-operated airports is the responsibility of the customer - Loganair accepts no liability for missed flight connections due to travel booked independently.  Scotland Discovery Pass is ADS eligible. Scotland Discovery Pass is non-refundable. Itinerary changes and extensions are permitted. No change fees are charged but fare differences may apply. Changes to routing may incur a fare difference. Hold luggage allowance is 20kg. Clan Points cannot be redeemed or collected for the Scotland Discovery Pass.