Aigas Field Centre

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Aigas House
The Magnus House

Aigas Field Centre is a nature centre based at the home of naturalist and author Sir John Lister-Kaye, Aigas House. The centre was opened in 1977 by ecologist Sir Frank Fraser Darling, and provides nature-based holidays for adults and environmental education services for school children. It is located at Aigas, next to the River Beauly, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Beauly and 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Inverness, in the Highland of Scotland. 57.4389°N, 4.565°W.

Aigas House, a Victorian sporting estate near Beauly, had previously been used by Inverness County Council as an old peoples home, before Lister-Kaye persuaded them to sell it to him.[1]

Aigas Loch

Aigas began a beaver demonstration project in 2006. Two Eurasian beavers were released into a 200-acre enclosure, which includes a loch and surrounding woodland. The beavers have since built lodges and had a number of kits.[2]

Aigas was host to a series of the BBC's live-action nature documentary, Autumnwatch in October 2012[3] and Winterwatch in January 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Lister-Kaye, John (1980). The Seeing Eye. Allen Lane. p. 274. ISBN 0-7139-1306-1. 
  2. ^ "Young beaver makes its TV debut". BBC News. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "BBC Two - Autumnwatch". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "BBC Winterwatch shows beauty of the Highlands". BBC News. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 57°26′14″N 4°34′04″W / 57.4373°N 4.5677°W / 57.4373; -4.5677