Covid-19 update: The visitor centre is currently closed and supplementary feeding sessions are not being held. Feeding sessions are primarily for viewing purposes, the kites do not rely on the food we give them. Kites are still in the area and will return to our feeding sessions when we restart them. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back as soon as we can. All of Scotland’s wild places and green spaces are vital for the survival of its unique, amazing wildlife. If you plan to head out to these areas please respect and protect Scotland’s great outdoors and leave no trace. Thank you. #RespectProtectEnjoy #ScottishOutdoorAccessCode #CheckBeforeYouGo
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 10:00 to 17:00 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.
RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Dogs are allowed but we ask that for the wildlife they be kept close to heel or preferably on a lead. Livestock may be present in neighbouring fields so please do not allow your dogs to enter these fields.
Tollie Red Kites is a partnership between RSPB Scotland and the Brahan Estate.
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.
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.
Buses run from Dingwall to Maryburgh. From Maryburgh it's a walk of 2.5 miles (4 km) to Tollie.