Helping Golden

Helping Reinforce The Population Of One Of Scotland’s Iconic Species, The Golden Eagle, In The South Of Scotland.

Golden eagles

Reinforcing their population in the south of Scotland will contribute to the delivery of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy

Boosting numbers of Golden Eagle in the South of Scotland

Another initiative supported by the Southern Uplands Partnership


to the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project aims to reinforce the small, isolated and vulnerable population of Golden Eagles in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway.

Through a series of translocations over a period of 5 years, the project aims to increase numbers and prevent the loss of Scotland’s National Bird from Southern Skies.

Five custom built aviaries have been constructed and sited at a confidential location in the Southern Uplands where the translocated eagles will spend a brief 2 months before being released into the Moffat Hills.

Funded by Heritage Lottery and LEADER Scottish Borders and D&G, the project aims to bring together all countryside users to ensure the wellbeing and successful future of the Golden Eagle in the South of Scotland and to secure a place for this iconic symbol of wilderness and freedom for future generations to come.




The initiative has the support of Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, who said:

“The Golden Eagle is a truly magnificent bird and is one of Scotland’s most iconic species. This project aims to boost the population of eagles in the south of Scotland and I heartily welcome the Heritage Lottery Fund support to help achieve this. We know that the area could potentially support more than a dozen pairs of eagles, which offers tremendous opportunities for wildlife tourism and biodiversity. I’m especially pleased to see such strong partnership work to hopefully make Golden Eagles a regular sight in the skies above the South of Scotland once again.”