Saturday 24th October comments: It’s been another busy few days on the Isle of May as the BBC team continue to prepare for the big Autumnwatch live which is being beamed from the island next Tuesday.
Yesterday we had the delighted of welcoming main presenter Michaela Strachan to the island to show her the place, conduct a few interviews and of course to meet the real stars of the show; the Grey Seals. Michaela will be based for two weeks at our mighty neighbours Tentsmuir on the Fife coast (you can see it from the Isle of May) which is another impressive National Nature Reserve owned and managed by NatureScot (for more information on the site check out the website: https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors/scotlands-national-nature-reserves/tentsmuir-national-nature-reserve-busy
Throughout the two weeks Autumnwatch will be beaming live from Tentsmuir but will be receiving nightly updates from the pupping seals on the island. The BBC will also have a live webcam from the island beaming live transmissions of the Grey Seals all day every day throughout the two weeks and we’ll send out a link early next week. In the meantime the hard work continues and it was great to welcome Michaela to the Isle of May to show her this very special island off the east coast of Scotland.
As the countdown continues to live transmission we’ll keep on bringing you the news and views from behind the scenes and tomorrow we’ll actually bring you news of the Grey Seals themselves. After all those are the stars and the pupping season is well and truly underway.