Covid-19 update: Feeding sessions will be held at 2pm Thursday - Saturday each week. There is no need to book but places are limited and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis so we recommend arriving 15 minutes before the session begins. Cash payments only at this time. The Visitor Centre remains closed at this time so please dress appropriately for being outdoors. The toilet is available during feeding sessions. 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 Thursday to Saturday 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.
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.