Get out and about to see winter wildlife wonders

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A charity is urging people in East Dunbartonshire to make the most of winter by exploring the array of wildlife on their doorstep.

Renowned for its unique natural heritage and breathtaking scenery, Scotland is a year-round wildlife destination, with the changing seasons providing exciting wildlife watching opportunities, particularly in winter.

There are many spectacular wildlife sights in and around East Dunbartonshire at this time of year - from massive flocks of wintering geese to ‘displaying black Grouse near Queen’s View.

Travel a bit further afield, there are golden eagles in the hills, red squirrels in the forests and seals on the coast.

Simon Rennie, Chief Executive of Central Scotland Forest Trust, said: “Winter is the perfect time of year to appreciate nature and the fantastic wildlife that can be found across Scotland.

“We’re encouraging locals in East Dunbartonshire to get outdoors and take advantage of the historic landscape, remarkable scenery and exotic wildlife the country has to offer.”

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