The scientific monitoring period of the Scottish Beaver Trial came to an end in May 2014. In June 2015, Scottish Natural Heritage published the Beavers in Scotland Report.

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. For more information, please read the joint press release issued by RZSS and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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Beaver Tourism Toolkit

In the heart of Argyll, a rare sight can be seen: wild beavers living back in Scotland as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial. If you are a tourism provider and keen to shout about this exclusive opportunity to your guests and clients, our free Beaver Tourism Toolkit will provide you with all the materials you need including photographs, video footage and a beaver spotting guide.

The perfect shot

Free, high quality images of the Knapdale beavers to use on your website:

Beaver swimming (c) Steve Gardner, Scottish Beaver Trial Beaver in Knapdale (c) Steve Gardner, Scottish Beaver Trial Beaver adult and kit (c) Steve Gardner, Scottish Beaver Trial

Instructions: click on each individual image to download.

Fascinating footage

Free, charismatic footage of the Knapdale beavers in action to feature on your website:


Step 1: Click on the video you would like to use (this will direct you to the YouTube page for each video):

Step 2:  Once on the YouTube page, click on the word ‘share’ beneath the video.

Step 3: The simplest way of sharing these videos is to copy the web address and use them to create a link on your own website and/or Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, to display the footage on your own website, click ‘embed’ for the HTML code, then copy and paste into your website content management system or blogging software. Click here for more detailed advice.

Guides for your guests

Ensure your guests and clients maximise their visit to the Scottish Beaver Trial with our specially designed information sheets, perfect for use in hotel room packs, noticeboards and table displays.

Visiting the Scottish Beaver Trial: ultimate guide

Visiting the Scottish Beaver Trial: the ultimate guide

Answers to all the frequently asked questions about visiting the Trial.
Including: when to visit, travel directions, what to wear and top beaver facts.

Top beaver spotting tips

Top beaver spotting tips

Increase your chances of spotting a beaver with our top tips. Discover the perfect spotting location, best times of day to visit and what to take with you.

Instructions: click on each icon to download and print at your leisure.

And there’s more…

Click here for further information about visiting the Scottish Beaver Trial including our brand new virtual guided tour.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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Comments of support

"This is an exciting development for wildlife enthusiasts all over Scotland and beyond ... their reappearance will draw tourists from around the British Isles - and even further afield." - MSP Jim Mather

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