The British Wildlife Book Festival

Based at The Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey

The 2021 British Wildlife Book Festival will take place between March 29 and April 1.

We are working on an exciting line-up of natural history authors, with a programme of interesting talks and wildlife walks. So watch this space!

For information about booking a stay during the Festival or a wildlife-watching break at any time at The Grant Arms Hotel, call 01479 872526 or email

NOTE: The running of the 2021 British Wildlife Book Festival will be subject to the situation with Covid-19 and Government advice at the time, and in all cases Government guidelines will be strictly adhered to.

General information about the annual festival

The British Wildlife Book Festival is based at The Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey, within the glorious setting of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

During the Wildlife Book Festival there are speakers presenting on a wide range of natural history topics with slide shows and Q & A sessions. Over four days these talks take place every day and are free to attend.

In addition, during the Book Festival there are guided wildlife walks for guests at the hotel and wildlife documentary film shows.

The Grant Arms Hotel

Inclusive rates for dinner, bed & breakfast, talks and guided walks

The comfortable, warm and welcoming Grant Arms Hotel, home to the British Wildlife Book Festival, dates back to 1765 and is situated in the main square of Grantown-on-Spey in Inverness-shire. Providing thoroughly modern standards of accommodation and award-winning cuisine in a traditional Scottish building, it specialises in helping its guests to enjoy bird watching and wildlife in this picturesque and historic part of the Scottish Highlands.

The Bird Watching and Wildlife Club

Located within The Grant Arms Hotel, the Bird Watching and Wildlife Club offers guests year-round advice on seeing the wide range of wildlife to be found in the Cairngorms area and beyond – from Red Squirrels to Ospreys, Mountain Hares to Black Grouse – as well as arranging expert guided walks and frequent natural history and wildlife photography talks. Its lecture theatre is the venue for the British Wildlife Book Festival.