where to see scottish wildcats

Wildcats are extremely elusive and of course, there are not that many of them! To glimpse one in the wild is therefore a rare and exhilarating privilege. You can improve your chances by:

But please be aware that wildcats are a legally protected species, so don’t disturb them and please do let us know about your sighting. REPORT YOUR SIGHTING

If you’re looking to get a good look at a wildcat and would prefer some expert assistance in order to learn more about them, try one of the following captive facilities:

Highland Wildlife Park
Kincraig, Kingussie, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom, PH21 1NL
44 (0)1540 651270 fax: 44 (0)1540 651236 drichardson@rzss.org.uk

Aigas Field Centre
Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, IV4 7AD
44 (0)1463 782443

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
Glascorrie Road, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
44 (0)1764 679469

Birmingham Nature Centre
Pershore Road, Birmingham, West Mid, England, United Kingdom, B5 7RL
44 (0)121 472 7775 fax:44 121 472 5186 les_basford@birmingham.gov.uk

British Wildlife Centre
Gate House Farm, Newchapel, Lingfield, England, United Kingdom, RH7 6LF
44 (0)1342 834658

Calderglen Country Park
South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, Scotland, United Kingdom, G75 0QZ
44 (0)1355 236 644 fax: 44 (0)1355 247 618


Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Camperdown Park, Dundee, Tayside, Scotland, United Kingdom, DD2 4TF
44 (0)1382 431 806 fax: 44 (0)1382 431 810 aileen.whitelaw@dundeecity.gov.uk

Chestnut Centre Conservation Park
Castleton Road, Chapel En Le Frith,, England, United Kingdom, SK12 6PE
44 (0)1298 814099 fax:44 1298 816213

Devon Wildlife Centre
Denbury Road, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, United Kingdom, TQ12 6BZ
44 (0)1626 362319, email enquiries@devonwildlifecentre.co.uk

Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park
Lochfergus Plantation, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom DG6 4XX
Office: (+44) 01557 331645  Fax: (+44) 01557 331645, email  info@gallowaywildlife.co.uk

Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre

Stone Road, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, ST21 6JY
Contact: Jeniffer Smith Data current to 9 Nov 2007

Palacerigg Country Park
Palacerigg Road, Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom, G67 3HU
44 (0)1236 720047 fax: 44 (0)1236 458271

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Port Lympne, Lympe, Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom, CT21 4PD
44 (0)1303 264 647 fax: (0)44 1303 264944 animal.records@howletts.net

The Ark Animal Sanctuary
Evesham Country Park
Evesham, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, WR11 4TP
44 (0)1386 443348

The New Forest Otter & Owl Centre
Deerleap Lane, Southampton, Hants, England, United Kingdom, SO40 4UH
44 (0)2380 292408

The Scottish Deer Centre
Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, KY15 4NQ
44 (0)1337 810391

Wildwood Trust
Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, United Kingdom, CT6 7LQ
0871 7820081