Sunday 2nd April comments: The Isle of May is officially open. On Saturday morning we opened our doors to the public and boats will sail (weather dependent) until 1st October. During that period we’ll welcome thousands of people, even more seabirds (we have 46,200 pairs of Puffins alone!) and the odd Grey Seal or two (we also have the largest Scottish east coast Seal colony!)
However before we opened we had to prepare the island for opening and thanks to the great team who helped including (from left to right on the photo) Ellie, Amee, Jo, Andrew, Gus, Ruari and Stuart. Over five days the team worked hard cleaning, scrubbing, sorting, painting, hammering and digging to help get the reserve ready for visitors and seabirds. It was a great week and much was achieved, so thank you team we couldn’t have done it without you.
So now onwards and upwards as we welcome our seabirds back and soon many will be on eggs. It’s spring and a new seabird season is starting…are you with us? Why not visit the wonderful Isle of May, you wont be disappointed.