Please note that the Red Kite Feeding events are currently now suspended until further notice as a precautionary measure against avian influenza although there are no reports of this on the site. However the wildlife garden and car park are still open along with access to local walks around Brahan Estate, so you are more than welcome to still visit us at this time. For the most recent updates please find us on facebook@tollieredkites or on the RSPB website www.rspb.org.uk/tollieredkites. Normally we would have feeding events every Wednesday to Sunday at 2pm in the summer and 1pm in the winter and we will reinstate these as soon as it is possible. Our visitor centre is closed currently but we intend to reopen this soon.
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 at 1pm Thursday to Sunday and you can watch the birds feed from the comfort of a specially-converted farmstead building.
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.
Feeding events (currently suspended) are held Wednesday to Sunday at 2pm in summertime and 1pm in wintertime in line with clock changes. Our visitor centre is open during each feeding event from 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. We recommend you arrive early to give time to pay your event fee, look around our visitor centre (which has lots of information and displays as well as children’s activities) and wildlife garden. You can watch the event from inside or out at our viewing fence. Your event fee for our feeding events goes into our maintenance costs at Tollie.
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For the latest updates please check out our Facebook page Tollie Red Kites.
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.