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Otter Hide

Pre-arranged (evenings only)

Available Year Round

The Otter Photography Hide is quite an experience with you being sat in a comfortable chair only around 10ft away from your subject at eye level.

It is only a short walk to his hide, you basically park in a secure car park and it is situated about 40 metres away.

We supply 2 flash units with a receiver for each photographer. The hide manager then helps you with settings to activate the flashes remotely. It’s all straightforward and all you need to know is how to change aperture, iso, shutter speed and to put on single shot. It’s really that simple. On booking please add a note to what camera body you use.

For the Otters you are only needing around 100mm to 120mm focal length on a full frame camera. We recommend to use a beanbag or a gimbal head. The hide has plates for all 4 spaces.

With the subjects being so close it is important that you have good hide etiquette and are quiet.

Disturbance must be kept to a minimum.

Do not wander in and out of the hide unless completely necessary

No gaps in the netting making yourself visible in any way from outside.

No sudden lens movements

Noise to be kept to a minimum

Please take all your mess home

The site is covered by CCTV with audio.

Anyone found to be flouting the rules will not be welcome back to any hides run by Scottish Photography Hides.

PLEASE NOTE: You will be expected to be in the hide at least 4 hours after sunset to maximise your chances however there is no obligation on the time you spend in the hide and it’s entirely up to you how long you give it. Just do not complain if you have a no show if you do go early.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point to be arranged after booking.

Meeting Time

Monday-Sunday: to be arranged after booking. It is normally an hour before sunset.

Photography Hide Facilities



Disabled Access

Terms & Conditions

By booking this photography workshop you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions.

Additional Information

During the Winter months it can get cold in the hide therefore warm clothing is advised. For this time we recommend thermal leggings and tops with a couple of layers on top.

Available: All Year
Max Participants: 4 Persons
Lenses: anything around the 100mm mark. A 70-200 or a 100-400 Is ideal.

Plates are in the this hide so a gimble heads can be used

It is important that clients are there sharp as the hide manager only has a 30 minute window and if you are late you may lose your day. It would also be appreciated if you could be suited and booted and have all required kit ready prior to the meeting. Thanks in advance.



From the start time we advise you prepare yourself for a minimum of 4 hours from darkness falling.

Because of our schedule we cannot meet any later than the time stated

It is our policy not to give out our number as in the past it caused to much hassle as we were receiving calls all day and night. We were forced to make the decision to only deal with emails, Facebook messenger or Instagram messages.

No, you are greeted at the meeting point then are told to follow the site manager to the hide where you park up. The hide is only a short walk from here.

NO, All bait must be supplied by Scottish Photography hides.

If you would like a hide to yourself the number of seats in that particular hide must be paid for.

Only if no other clients are using the hide that day.

Unfortunately no, We do our best to attract them regularly and have a high hit rate. Of course there will be days a no show occurs, but we are dealing with wildlife here so you must understand this can happen.

If the cancelation occurs within one month of the hide date you will unfortunately lose your day altogether. If it is over a month away you will be able to choose another date that must be taken within a 12 month period of the cancelation. With Covid-19 being a factor in recent times we have extended this period to 2 years. However no refunds will be issued on any cancelations.

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