COVID UPDATE: At this time Tollie Red Kites remains closed, with no access to the visitor centre, viewing area or toilets. We are working to open Tollie up again as soon as it is safe to do so. We look forward to welcoming you back 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 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 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.
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.