Tag Archives: Isle of May

Inspiring insights from the Isle of May

Edinburgh-based artist, Kittie Jones, returns for another week of drawing and painting on the Isle of May. For me, the Isle of May is so much more than the puffins, but it would be fair to say that it is … Continue reading

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A blog escape from the city

For those of us who live and work in towns and cities, our daily lives awash with traffic, noise and business, the countryside can sometimes seem a faraway place. It can be a breath of fresh air to even read … Continue reading

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Eye-opening weekend at the Isle of May NNR

Most people head out to the Isle of May in spring and summer to see the masses of nesting puffins, terns, guillemots and other seabirds the island is famous for. Right now, it’s not a busy time for the May … Continue reading

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Growing up on the Isle of May

A busy breeding season on the Isle of May National Nature Reserve is all but over. Here Reserve Manager David Steel reflects on the season, and shares one or two charming pictures of the new batch of youngsters. My how … Continue reading

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August update from the Isle of May

David Steel is the Reserve Manager on the Isle of May, based on the island itself from March to October. Here he gives us an update on a busy August as visiting birds have popped in and the results of … Continue reading

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Time to see Scotland’s seabirds

Over four million seabirds are at home in Scotland at this time of year. Many of them congregate in large colonies on cliffs around our 11800 km of coastline. The amazing spectacle of wheeling flocks of seabirds can be seen … Continue reading

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