Early morning autumnal light on arable fields Strathmore, Perthshire. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Connecting People and Nature in Scotland  

These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among the country's greatest assets.

The Atlantic Salmon Run


Each year Atlantic salmon make incredible journeys back from the ocean, swimming upstream and leaping up waterfalls to return to their breeding grounds.

Surely this makes the Atlantic salmon the 'King of Fish'.

Watch our short video to see this mighty fish propel itself, like a dart, up and over the fast flowing waters of some of our finest rivers in Scotland.

October and November are the best times to spot salmon leaping - we share some of our favourite places in our watch a salmon leap blog