Snow has arrived!

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Up here on the Cairngorms (as well as many other places in Scotland), the first proper snow has arrived. As much of our blogging and online posts recently have been about our Christmas tours, I thought I would share with you all some photos, to remind you all where our reindeer live for most of the year.

This wild landscape can be cold, cruel and hard, but the reindeer thrive, and love their habitat in the snow. We also love it!

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A chilly but beautiful walk through the woods up to the enclosure.

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The brave souls choosing to come on our hill trip.

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The Alt Mor in the snow.

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Sheena entertaining her visitors with tales of past days.

Its one of the most beautiful times of year to visit the herd, with their wicked antlers still on their heads, long soft winter coats,and furry noses to keep them warm. Reindeer truly love the snow, and if you’re lucky you get to see them dancing about and chasing each other round.

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As we call the reindeer, they appear in the distance, coming down off Silvermount.

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The first of the greedy bunch!

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The reindeers’ view – looking down across the Reindeer Centre, Meall a’ Bhuachaille, and the cold Loch Morlich.

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The beautiful Aral, face blending in with the snow.

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Mmmm.. brunch.

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Dixie and Kara, mother and daughter, sharing their food.

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Bovril’s big antlers carrying snow, looking ready for a snowball fight?

Our Hill Trips are still running each day, at 11am, so if this inspires you to get up and visit the herd, make sure you come properly dressed for a cold encounter and get here in plenty of time. And to sign off, I’m leaving you with a picture of our beautiful Svalbard!

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Svalbard, back on home territory.

Morna

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