Rocks Ahoy

Monday 12th December comments: As we approach Christmas the Isle of May is slowly slipping into a state of dormancy as the Grey Seals are starting to move away into the North Sea and the majority of seabirds are long gone. The final residents of the island (the seal researchers) are preparing to leave and then the island will be quiet and nothing will stir, not even a mouse (which is strictly not true but you get the idea).

As for the island itself, it remains an imposing centurion of the Forth as its tall sea cliffs and foreboding rocks remain a serious threat to all shipping. Thankfully with modern day technologies all ships can pass safely but this was not always the case in times gone by…

The May has a littered history of ship wrecks and the crumpled twisted remains of some are still very evident to this day. The buildings on the May also testify to times gone by as three Lighthouse stand tall whilst fog horns mark the north and south end of the island. With the year of ‘History, Heritage and Archaeology’ fast approaching, we’ll be revealing even more about the Mighty May and its hidden secrets…

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