It is difficult to know from your description what you saw, though it is unlikely a hedgehog tenrec would survive long in the wild in the UK.
Perhaps you could contact me and share the video clip to see if we can solve the mystery!
(Co-ordinator, Tenrec Section, IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group)
: I've just got back from a holiday in the
: Highlands of Scotland - and whilst there saw a
: creature - about the size of a rabbit -
: similar to a hedgehog in appearance, but with
: a longer snout - right outside our holiday
: home. It was amazingly docile and came out in
: the evening. Looking at pictures on the
: internet it seems remarkably like a greater
: hedgehog tenric in appearance - is this likely
: or possible? I have a video recording of the
: creature and could possibly upload it to the
: site if it helped identify. Just a matter
: of curiosity, as I really would like to put a
: name to the friendly animal we met.