Isle of May

Nature Centres & Reserves

    Anchored on the edge of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May is a magical mix of seabirds, seals and smugglers.

    In early summer the cliffs of the Isle of May are heaving with nesting seabirds. You can witness this noisy spectacle from the clifftop path. The isle is also home to the comical and colourful puffin. There is a rich and fascinating history here too, with monks, Vikings and smugglers all previous visitors to the isle.

    The best months for seeing the breeding seabirds are June and July. Ferries run to the Isle of May from April through to September.


    Public Transport Directions

    Five miles east of Anstruther. Boats are available from Anstruther (five miles), North Berwick (thirteen miles) and Dunbar (ten miles). Public bus service to all harbours. Contact SNH for boat operator details.

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