Author Archives: David Steel

Medieval Medical Care

Thursday 15th February comments: The Isle of May is a fascinating place… A new study has revealed fascinating evidence about the role of the Isle of May in healthcare from the 8th to12th centuries. New analysis of human skeletons shows the … Continue reading

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Bucket List!

Sunday 11th February comments: The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is ready. On 31st March we’ll be opening our doors to visitors from far and wide and the big question is; are YOU visiting? The booking systems are now … Continue reading

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Nature Reclaiming

Friday 9th February comments: The Isle of May has a well documented rich variety of human history dating back to the 7th Century and there is plenty of evidence of more recent human activity, especially during the World Wars. The Island was … Continue reading

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Volunteering on the Isle of May 2018

Monday 5th February comments: The Isle of May NNR is looking for somebody special. Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work on one of the country’s top seabird reserves? You may be looking to gain the experience required … Continue reading

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Battle of the Isle of May (final part)

  Thursday 1st February comments: (Isle of May) Part Four: The ‘Battle of the Isle of May’ lasted for less than a few hours on the evening of 31st January 1918. No enemy warships were involved and no shots were … Continue reading

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Battle of the Isle of May (part III)

Wednesday 31st January comments: (Isle of May) Part Three: 100 years ago today, the ‘Battle of the Isle of May’ commenced. At 18:30 the secret navy exercise known as EC1 involving the 13th Submarine Division (known a K-boats) and a … Continue reading

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Battle of the Isle of May (part II)

(continued from yesterday) Tuesday 30th January comments: (Isle of May) Part Two:  On the evening of the 31st January 1918, just after 18:30, the secret navy exercise known as EC1 involving the 13th Submarine Division (known a K-boats) and a … Continue reading

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