ABOUT WILD EWE
Wild Ewe is a social enterprise company incorporated in 2021. Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with their profits that sets them apart – reinvesting or donating them to create positive social change. By law, the profits of a social enterprise must go to further the objects of that enterprise and cannot be paid to owners or shareholders as would be the case in a commercial company.
The objects of Wild Ewe, as set out in our constitution, are
to promote the public understanding and appreciation of natural heritage by facilitating nature safaris and outdoor learning opportunities
to support the advancement of the public by providing opportunities to engage in the study, practice and teaching of nature and the outdoor environment and community learning
to advance mental health through the delivery of nature connection activities
to advance environmental protection and improvement through conservation activities and projects
to advance such similar purposes, promote, establish, operate and/or support others in and develop any other projects, initiatives or activities for the benefit of the community as the directors may consider appropriate
Our income comes from charging for the safaris that we run, and we try to have something for everyone. Some of our safaris are on flat, easy paths and involve hardly any walking, others involve a day-long hike on rough paths. We cater for the complete beginner as well as the more experienced wildlife watcher. If there's nothing on our 'standard' list of safaris that suits you, we can set up a bespoke safari just for you.
We want our guests to discover as much as possible about our wonderful natural environment around Loch Ewe. So you'll learn about our local geology, plants, insects, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals, and some folklore and history, as well as how to improve your wildlife spotting skills. We have lots of iconic species in the area - red squirrels, otters, pine martens, red deer, eagles - and if you're really lucky you might see one, but there are no guarantees; the pleasure is in the looking, and anything else is a bonus. Wildlife is wild and doesn't turn up to order!
Hello, I'm Tracy McLachlan. Originally from Dorset, I have lived in Poolewe on the shores of Loch Ewe for some twenty years. With a life-long passion for wildlife, wild places and conservation, I have spent most of my leisure time exploring the natural wonders of Scotland, and especially the Loch Ewe area where I am lucky enough to live. After taking early retirement from a career in project management, estate management and most recently running a guesthouse, I set up Wild Ewe, with the aim of inspiring people to love and protect the natural habitat, flora and fauna of the Loch Ewe area.