Photograph pine marten in the Highlands of Scotland.
Pine marten are widespread across Scotland after making a comeback from the point of local extinction. They are a legally protected species and there are terms and conditions attached to this hide rental opportunity which you must adhere to. Martens are nocturnal through the winter months however adopt a crepuscular/diurnal pattern during spring and summer when they have their young. This means that martens will visit in the morning and evenings however we regularly see martens at out hide throughout the day. Martens are shy animals and will cache or take their food away to feed their kits. As the kits grow, they will venture out on their own or with their mother who keeps a watchful eye over them.