Tollie Red Kites - RSPB

Nature Centres & Reserves

Near Conon Bridge, Dingwall, Highland, IV7 8HQ

    Welcome to Tollie Red Kites. Your chance to get close to one of the area's most iconic birds.

    With stunning views across Easter Ross to Ben Wyvis, Tollie Red Kites provides close-up views of our most graceful bird of prey. A team of volunteers put food out for the birds every day and you can watch the birds feed from the comfort of a specially-converted farmstead building.

    The visitor centre is open from 09:00 to 17:00 in winter (GMT) and 09:00 to 21:00 in summer (BST) but there is open access to the outdoor viewing screens. Food is put out daily 13:30 in winter (GMT) and 14:30 pm in summer(BST).

    The visitor centre has a fully glazed gable-end, so you can get excellent views of the feeding table. Other windows let you get close-up views of smaller birds using feeders. A viewing screen outside gives great opportunities for taking photographs.

    Dogs are allowed anywhere but should be kept on a lead. They should not be allowed into neighbouring fields.

    Tollie Red Kites is a partnership between RSPB Scotland and the Brahan Estate.

    4 Wildlife Experience
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Access to the visitor centre is on time locks. 09:00 - 17:00 in winter, 09:00 - 21:00 in summer, times change when the clocks go forward/backwards.


    • Toilets

    Road Directions

    We're 15 miles north-west of Inverness, just off the main road to Ullapool (A835) between Maryburgh and Contin. Take the second right turn after the Maryburgh roundabout (signposted Tollie Red Kites). Directly after Keithtown, turn left and follow the track for half a mile to the centre.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Train

    The nearest station is in Dingwall, 4.5 miles (7.25 km) away. By car, take the road from Dingwall to the A835. Turn right at the roundabout for Ullapool. Take the second right turn after the roundabout (signposted Tollie Red Kites). Directly after Keithtown, turn left and follow the track for half a mile to the centre.

    By Bus

    Buses run from Dingwall to Maryburgh. From Maryburgh it's a walk of 2.5 miles (4 km) to Tollie.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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