Visiting the May

Monday 11th September comments: No one will disagree with the comments that the Isle of May is a staggering place for wildlife; supporting thousands of seabirds in the summer and one of the most important Grey Seal nurseries in the British Isles. However what else has the place to offer at this quiet time of year?

The Isle of May has a wealth of history dating back to the establishment of early Christianity in the 7th Century and we are celebrating this with an exclusive exhibition which is open daily, in the main lighthouse. So a visit at this time of year allows you access into the 201 year old Stevenson Lighthouse and to view the stunning exhibition at the same time (and all for free!)

The island also offers you the peace and tranquility of getting away from the hustle and bustle of life whilst enjoying the stunning views of the Firth of Forth and beyond. As well as the man-made features, the island will still spring a few wildlife surprises as well, with Grey Seal numbers increasing (we expect our first seal pup to be born mid-month) whilst keep the eyes peeled; its a great time for bird migrants as well as whales and dolphins around the island.

The island is open almost daily (weather dependent) until 1st October. We have a special ‘Seal weekend’ event planned for 30th September-1st October, so don’t delay…. check out the boat websites for sailing times and access:

May Princess (sails from Anstruther): http://www.isleofmayferry.com/

Osprey Rib (sails from Anstruther): http://www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk/index.php?fullsite=1

Seabird Rib (sails from North Berwick): https://seabird.org/visit/boats/isle-of-may-landings/10/22/159

Forthwild Rib (sails from North Berwick): http://forthwild.co.uk/

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