Isle of May
Seals and seabirds
Anchored on the edge of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May is a magical mix of sea birds, seals and smugglers. In early summer the cliffs are heaving with nesting sea birds in a noisy spectacle you can witness from the cliff top path. The island is also home to the unmistakeable puffin, a comical looking bird that dazzles visitors with its brightly coloured bill. There's a dark past here though, with monks, Vikings and smugglers on the list of previous visitors.
Want to find out what is happening on the Isle of May at the moment? then have a look at the Isle of May blog .
Or why not join one of the many events celebrating 60 years of the Isle of May NNR.
From 1 April to 1 October 2016 we are running a photo competition to celebrate the island's 60 years as an National Nature Reserve. Information can be download here - competition details , competition rules and Lorne Gill's top 10 photography tips .
Find out how to get here and about visiting and exploring this reserve.
Find out about volunteering on the reserve.
Read more about the wildlife and habitats of the Isle of May.
Discover more about the history of people on the May
Read about how we manage this Reserve.
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Contact information for the reserve.
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