RSPB Scotland Troup Head nature reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Banff Visitor Information Centre, Collie Lodge, St Mary's Car Park, Low Street, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 1AU

    This massive landmark of red cliffs rises to 365 ft and is run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

    RSPB Scotland Troup Head is reached on foot through Northfield Farm and offers unrivalled views along the Banffshire Coast and can also be viewed from the sea by boat, with trips available via local operators.

    Birdwatchers will find it an excellent place to view thousands of seabirds of numerous species in their natural habitat. Troup Head is one of only two mainland gannet colonies in the UK and features dramatic, expansive panoramic views along the Moray Firth and beyond.

    This important seabird colony contains significant populations of fulmars, gannets, shags, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills and there are even some puffins. Over 150,000 breeding seabirds are present here in the summer months.


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) we would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog.

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