Monday 22nd March comments: As spring is now here (it has officially started), we bring you the good news that we have returned to the Isle of May for a new season (time goes so quickly, doesn’t feel that long ago that we were leaving).
It’s been a turbulent winter as we’ve experienced further lock-downs and Covid has dominated but there has also been plenty of work going on in the background especially by the management team who have helped us return to the island (its involved plenty of risk assessments and paperwork). So as the good weather continued, myself and Bex Outram (returning for a record eighth year) packed our bags, purchased food, filled the boat and soon we were heading back out to the Isle of May (although taking lateral flow covid tests before we departed was a bit different!)
Over the next few weeks we’ll be preparing the island for the arrival of thousands of seabirds and will continue to work towards opening to visitors. At present we are working hard behind the scenes to develop a plan and timescale to open as we follow the advice from the Scottish Government (we are still currently in Level Four with restrictions on travel). However with social distancing measures in place, WE WILL be opening to the public this summer and we’ll be bringing you further news and dates as these plans are firmed up. So you can look forward to stepping foot onto the Isle of May this summer and experience one of the best seabird colonies the country has to offer.
However before then we have plenty of hard work which needs to be undertaken and plenty of stories to share, so watch this space.