Events

Special Events at the Grant Arms Hotel

Hen Harrier Day Highlands 2018Hen Harrier Day Highlands 2018

Hen Harrier Day Highland is one of a series of high profile Hen Harrier Day events taking place across the UK, which aim to address the issues related to the conservation of hen harriers and to raise awareness of continuing raptor persecution, principally on land intensively managed for driven grouse shooting.
All are welcome to attend this FREE drop-in event at the Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown on Spey on the 12th August 2018, where we will be discussing land management with regard to the plight of the (near-extinct in England) hen harrier and other threatened upland species, and what we can do to help reverse their fortunes.
As per last year there will be stalls to browse, a raffle and photocall to be a part of. This year, however, you can grab yourself a drink or lunch in the hotel's bar and we will (attempt to) record the talks on Facebook Live.
The event runs from 12 noon until 5pm with the talks from 1 until 3.30 approximately and our 6 key speakers are Brian Etheridge, Isla Hodgson, Alan Stewart and Andy Wightman MSP, Harry Huyton and Grant Moir.

12th August 2018

Free and open to all

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AUTUMN / RED DEER WEEKAUTUMN / RED DEER WEEK

From Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th October 2018

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.  During this week we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for some of our autumn highlights and the early winter arrivals including a few sites where we hope so hear and see some Red Deer during the rut. 

Price: 

From £379pp DB&B (4 nights)

From £651pp DB&B (7 nights)

6th October 2018

From £379pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Wildlife Film-maker and Presenter NIGEL MARVENCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Wildlife Film-maker and Presenter NIGEL MARVEN

From Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th October 2018

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Wildlife producer, film-maker and presenter NIGEL MARVEN to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 Included in the Price:

·         6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·         Guided trips out every day with Niigel Marven and our Resident Guide, John Poyner

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Nigel Marven, Films and a fun quiz

·         Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

7th October 2018

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist and TV Wildlife Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist and TV Wildlife Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGER

From Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

For just £1,290 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Ecologist and BBC The One Show's wildlife presenter MIKE DILGER to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

·         6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·         Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our Resident Guide, Simon Pawsey

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz

·         Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

29th October 2018

£1,290pp (maximum 12 people)

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SEA DUCK WEEKSEA DUCK WEEK

From Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th November 2018

By now, all our overwintering sea duck, divers, grebes etc. should have arrived.  During this week we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites including many of our coastal sites to look for some of these specialities as well as other sea wildlife including waders, dolphins and seals and much more.

Price:

From £315pp DB&B (4 nights)

From £525pp DB&B (7 nights)

3rd November 2018

From £315pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER

From Saturday 10th to Friday 16th November 2018

For just £1,270 per person (Max 12 people now just a handful of places left) Join us and TV Wildlife presenter, Naturalist and Author NICK BAKER to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

·         6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·         Guided trips out every day with Nick Baker and our Resident Guide, John Poyner

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Nick Baker, Films and a fun quiz

·         Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

10th November 2018

£1,270pp (maximum 12 people)

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CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLANDCHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND

Sunday 23rd - Thursday 27th December 2018

Enjoy Christmas in Wonderland this year with a traditional Christmas Lunch and full festive programme including guided walks, field trips, guest speakers, Santa in the square with his reindeer along with mince pies and mulled wine and our regular Boxing Day trip to see the Reindeer.  Why not extend your stay to include our Hogmanay in the Highlands Break as well for a full 10 nights with extra talks, walks and field trips. 

STANDARD:     £525pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £585pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £620pp Full Board (4 nights) Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Saturday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,175pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,325pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DB&B 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

TWIXMAS - Can't make the two breaks or the full break? Then how about take part in the fun for the few days in between

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2018

STANDARD:     £149.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £224.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

SUPERIOR:      £179.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £269.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

4 POSTER:       £209.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £314.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

23rd December 2018

From £525pp DBB (4 nights)

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HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDSHOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS

Sunday 30th December 2018 - Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Join us at the Grant Arms for a traditional Scottish Hogmanay, including light lunch on New Year's Eve and Brunch on New Year's Day.  Welcome the New Year in with Ceilidh dancing and Grantown's famous Street Party!  A programme of events including guided walks, field trips and guest speakers is also included. Why not take in our Christmas in Wonderland Break as well and extend your stay for a full 10 nights with extra talks, walks and field trips.

STANDARD:     £445pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £480pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £515pp Full Board (3 nights) Additional nights DBB £100pppn

CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND AND HOGMANAY IN THE HIGHLANDS COMBINED

Sunday 23rd December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019

STANDARD:     £995pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £70pppn

SUPERIOR:      £1,175pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £85pppn

4 POSTER:       £1,325pp (10 nights) Full Board 7 nights DBB 3 nights Additional nights DBB: £100pppn

TWIXMAS - Can't make the two breaks or the full break? Then how about take part in the fun for the few days in between

Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December 2018

STANDARD:     £149.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £224.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

SUPERIOR:      £179.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  £269.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

4 POSTER:       £209.90pp (2 nights DB&B)  3314.85pp  (3 nights DB&B)

30th December 2018

From £445pp DBB (4 nights)

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VALENTINE'S BREAKVALENTINE'S BREAK

Sunday 11th - Thursday 15th February 2019

Celebrate Valentines in style by treating your loved one to a special Valentines meal as well as some wildlife watching.  The break includes a programme of BWWC guided walks and field trips to some of our wildlife hot spots with one of our experienced local wildlife guides.

Standard Room £356pp DB&B (4 nights)

Superior Room £436pp DB&B (4 nights)

4 Poster Room £516pp DB&B (4 nights)

 

11th February 2019

From £356pp DBB (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMSCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS

From Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th March 2019

Limited to a maximum of 12 guests - Only a few places left.

For just £1,290 per person Join us and TV Wildlife presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

 Included in the Price:

·         6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·         Guided trips out every day with Iolo Williams and our Resident Guide, John Poyner

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Iolo Williams, Films and a game of Bird Bingo

·         Evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

10th March 2019

£1,290pp (maximum 12 people)

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RAPTOR WEEKRAPTOR WEEK

From Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd March 2019

This is a good time of year for Raptors. During this week we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites including a few bird of prey hot spots where we hope so see some of our many raptor species.

Price:

From £356pp DB&B for 4 nights

From £609pp DB&B for 7 nights

 

16th March 2019

From £356pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist, Ornithologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGER

 From Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th March 2019

For just £1,290 per person (Max 12 people) - Join us and Ecologist, Botanist and Wildlife TV Presenter for BBC's The One Show MIKE DILGER to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

·         6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·         Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our own wildlife guide

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz

·         An evening at the Speyside Wildlife Hide

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

24th March 2019

£1,290pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Welsh TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMSCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Welsh TV Presenter and Naturalist IOLO WILLIAMS

 From Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th April 2019

Limited to a maximum of 12 guests - SORRY, THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL

7th April 2019

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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GRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVAL 2019GRANT ARMS WILDLIFE BOOK FESTIVAL 2019

We are delighted to be running our Wildlife Book Festival again in 2019, this year from Monday 15th to Friday 19th April 2019.

During the week, we will be running a programme of walks and trips in the mornings with our wildlife guides and some of the guest speakers as well as wildlife films in the library and the authors will talk about their books in the afternoons and evenings.

Our Presenter and Host for the event is Naturalist. Author and Wildlife TV Producer STEPHEN MOSS. Stephen is the original producer of BAFTA award-winning TV series Springwatch.  He is also the author of many best-selling books on birds and British wildlife and writes a monthly Birdwatch column for the Guardian.

Current authors lined up are Urban Birder, broadcaster, writer, naturalist, photographer, public speaker and tour leader DAVID LINDO with his new book How to Be an Urban Birder.  Field naturalist, wildlife rehabilitator, writer, freelance journalist and photographer POLLY PULLAR with her new book A Richness of Martens—Wildlife Tales from Ardnamurchan.  Local award-winning professional wildlife photographer, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Field Officer CHARLIE PHILLIPS with his book On A Rising Tide and Cairngorms Nature Officer and ecology advisor for the Cairngorms National Park DAVID HETHERINGTON with his book The Lynx and Us.

You can book for either the whole festival, or individual days. 

To Book call the Grant Arms Hotel on 01479 872526, Email: info@grantarmshotel.com or visit www.grantarmshotel.com.

15th April 2019

From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

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SPRING / GROUSE WEEKSPRING / GROUSE WEEK

From Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th April 2019

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  During this week we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for the spring arrivals including a few sites where we hope so see one or more of our Grouse species

Price:

From £424pp DB&B for 4 nights

From £728pp DB&B for 7 nights

20th April 2019

From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder, Naturalist and TV Presenter DAVID LINDOCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Urban Birder, Naturalist and TV Presenter DAVID LINDO

From Monday 10th to Sunday 16th June 2019

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and the Urban Birder, Naturalist, Broadcaster and Wildlife TV Presenter DAVID LINDO to look for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths.  Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more.  100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

·                6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·                Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our own local wildlife guide

·                Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz

·                Boat Trip on the Moray Firth

·                Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·                Free wine with Dinner

·                All entry fees included

·                No single supplement

·                Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com

 

10th June 2019

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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CELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGERCELEBRITY GUIDED WILDLIFE HOLIDAY with Ecologist and Wildlife TV Presenter for The One Show MIKE DILGER

 From Saturday 29th June to Friday 5th July 2019

For just £1,345 per person (Max 12 people) - join us and Ecologist, Botanist and Wildlife TV Presenter for BBC's The One Show MIKE DILGER for an extra special NATURAL HISTORY WEEK.  For this holiday, we will look for some of our specialist Scottish plants, butterflies and dragonflies as well as the birds and other wildlife too of course! We will be looking for Chequered Skipper, Azure Hawker dragonfly, Northern Emerald dragonfly, Northern damselfly, as well as Coralroot Orchid and Lesser Twayblade as well as birds and wildlife such as Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting, Black and Red Grouse and Mountain Hare in the Cairngorms. Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Red Deer in the Monadhliaths. Crested Tits, Crossbills, Red Squirrel, Capercaillie and Pine Marten in Abernethy or Glenmore Forests.  Sea Duck, Divers, Geese, Waders and Dolphins in the Moray Firth plus lots more. 100+ species are expected on this 5 full day guided special week.

Included in the Price:

·         6 nights full board accommodation at the famous Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey in a Superior Room.

·         Guided trips out every day with Mike Dilger and our own local wildlife guide

·         Evening Programme including Talk by Mike Dilger, Films and a fun quiz

·         Fine Scottish Dinner Menu

·         Free wine with Dinner

·         All entry fees included

·         No single supplement

·         Free pick-ups from Aviemore Station or Inverness Airport

Book now for a great holiday with like-minded people and experienced, fun and knowledgeable guides.  Expect sightings of most of our iconic species and wonderful scenery in excellent company: Telephone 01479 872526 or email bookings@grantarmshotel.com


29th June 2019

£1,345pp (maximum 12 people)

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AUTUMN / RED DEER WEEKAUTUMN / RED DEER WEEK

 From Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th October 2019

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.  During this week we will put on extra walks and field trips, visiting some of our best birding sites to look for some of our autumn highlights and the early winter arrivals including a few sites where we hope so hear and see some Red Deer during the rut. 

Price: 

 From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

 From £728pp DB&B (7 nights)

 

5th October 2019

From £424pp DB&B (4 nights)

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AUTUMN/RED DEER WEEK Sat 6th - Sat 13th October 2018

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Autumn with extra walks and field trips to look for the winter migration arrivals as well hopefully catching the Red Deer rut. From 379pp DB&B for 4 nights, or from 651pp DB&B for 7 nights.,


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