At a very pleasant event today, in great weather, the extension to the Isle of May bird observatory was officially opened by Ian Ross, the Chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage. Some 60 guests made it out for a short round of speeches and then cake and wine to mark the completion of stage 1 of the redevelopment. The building has been redeveloped over the last couple of years with much of the building work done in the winter 2012/13 and the decoration and landscaping done over the last 12 months. The bird observatory can now offer 3 separate bedrooms, a flush toilet and bigger and more comfortable living space with a large kitchen. Stage 2 will include improved water system with UV filters and an electricity supply produced by a set of solar panels. If you would like more details about staying in the bird observatory then these can be found on their website .