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Scotland's Big 5 finale

Our Big 5 vote saw the public overwhelmingly nominate the golden eagle as the country’s favourite.

Thousands of people have voted for their favourite from the Big 5 poll – including contenders such as red squirrel, red deer, harbour seal, otter and golden eagle. The vote certainly encouraged people to think about and talk about wildlife, showing the level of affection and pride people have for Scottish wildlife.

Take some time to find out more about our ultimate winner. Why not download our special edition story, factsheet and remarkable info on this impressive bird.

Welcome to Big Five

The nation's favourite and vote results

Scotland's Big 5 Celebrate Scotland's most iconic wildlife. Find out which animal was nominated Scotland's favourite and find out where to spot them.

Find the Big Five

Find the Big Five

Find out where the Big 5 are most likely to be found.

Meet our Big Five

Meet our Big Five

Explore and enjoy something new in 2013 with five of our best wildlife experiences.

Download and resources

Download and resources

Check out our toolkit and materials for some fascinating facts.

Further information

Further information

Scotland's wildlife is waiting to be explored so find out some more about Scotland's iconic animals by using our info links.