If you’re a fan of sharks, you won’t want to miss the Coll of the Sharks Festival this August.

The waters around the idyllic Isle of Coll in Scotland are a natural home to basking sharks and provide excellent opportunities to get up close to these fascinating creatures.

During the Festival, running from 21st to 26th August, there will be boat trips and scuba diving so visitors will be able to swim alongside the sharks.

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There will also be the chance to take part in a scientific research survey, tracking the numbers of sharks and their activity in the water.

Activities, presentations, workshops and events will also be taking place on the island to celebrate the basking shark. The Isle of Coll is also home to plenty of other wildlife, saline and birds so is the perfect spot for fans of wildlife.

For more information on the festival and the Isle of Coll, please go to the Visit Scotland website.

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