Some of Scotland's bat species.Some of Scotland's bat species.
Some of Scotland's bat species.

Scottish Bats: Here are all 9 species of bat found in Scotland - and how to identify them

They are amongst Scotland's most mysterious animals - with several species living in the country.

They have been the subject of fear and superstition over the years, but bats are a valuable part of our ecosystem.

The only mammals capable of flights, bats are supreme hunters swooping and darting around the skies at dusk and in darkness in pursuit of insects.

Their prey includes many bugs considered pests, so it's never a bad thing to have a few bats in your garden.

Here are all the species that call Scotland home.

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