The Cairngorms plateau is the largest area of high ground in the country, and has a number of ground nesting birds particular to the area. The ptarmigan (above) live here all year round, but turn white in the winter. The dotterel (below left) is a summer visitor, and the snow bunting (below right) can also be found here all year.
We have the only free-ranging reindeer herd in the country. We often come across groups on the hill, and you can also see them taking Santa around Scotland in December.