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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Places to stay

As well as the main town of Lochgilphead which lies approximately 6 miles from the Barnluasgan Information Centre and car park at the heart of the Scottish Beaver Trial area, there are also many delightful villages in and around the Knapdale area. These include Achnamara, Cairnbaan, Crinan, Kilmartin, Kilmichael and Tayvallich.

For ideas on places in stay in and around the Scottish Beaver Trial, please visit:

Holiday rentals direct from owners.

Arduaine, Kilmelford and Kilninver community

Visitor information for accommodation in or near to Arduaine, Kilmelford and Kilninver.

Argyll and the Isles

Advice and top tips to help you explore Argyll like a true local.

Cottages 4 you

A wide range of self catering accommodation to suit all budgets and needs.

Cottages and Castles

Featuring luxurious 5* Scottish castles to affordable country cottages.

Heart of Argyll

From cozy B&B’s to the wildest of bothies, the Heart of Argyll offers a wide range of accommodation.

Holiday Lettings

Selection of holiday homes to rent in the Lochgilphead area.

My favourite holiday cottages

Holiday cottage accommodation in Argyll.


Holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels across Scotland.

Scottish Country Cottages

Specialists in providing superior holiday cottages across Scotland.

Sykes Cottages

Over 3,500 personally inspected holiday cottages across the UK and Ireland.

Tayvallich village website

Holiday cottages in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The Cottage Guide

Find out everything you need to know about the village, the area and the people of Tayvallich.

Undiscovered Scotland

A combination of visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory.

Unique Cottages

Scottish holiday cottages selected for their beautiful locations.


Detailed listings allowing you to compare and book thousands of hotels and B&Bs.

Project partners

The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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"The beaver is a missing part of our watery landscapes and has a role to play in the healthy functioning of wetland habitats." - Stephanie Hilborne, Chief Executive for The Wildlife Trusts

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