Scotland hasn’t had bears for quite some time. Polar bears in the last ice age, brown bears disappeared 1500 years ago.
Though, I suppose there are some dour, gloomy market bears such as myself that are sometimes encountered there. Does that count?
Apex predators, well there are various birds of prey, owls, foxes, wildcats. Birds especially. Scotland is GREAT for birds.
There are numerous rewilding projects particularly in the north and northwest.
This article refers to 9 larger projects.
There are also projects that have turned old railway lines into ‘deep nature cycle routes’.
There are many bird reserves. If you are interested, look for RSPB sites, look up the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
If you are ever visiting Scotland, there’s a lot of wonderful stuff up in the north than most people don’t visit (people tend to do: edinburgh, glasgow, a few distilleries, st andrews for golf, inverness briefly for nessie).
For example, the geographical center of scotland is an absolute goldmine of biodiversity and nature trails and forests and lochs (lakes), valleys and mountains, as well as interesting historical architecture and lots of random little sites, bridges, roads, etc dating back to roman times. There are quite a few outdoor/adventure sports centers too around the country. There are less tourists around that part of the country because there’s no airport. But it’s quite quick to get there by train or car. Similarly fly into inverness, take a car or train up north, you can see a lot of cool stuff.
If you haven’t been to Scotland yet, then I encourage you to come and visit. It’s a very welcoming country, especially as you go out from the cities. With the pound currently cheap compared to the dollar there’s hardly ever been a better time to take a look.