Author Archives: David Steel

Out on the May

Tuesday 19th February comments: Today we ventured back onto the Isle of May to continue the pre-season preparations and we’ll be here until Friday. The weather looks settled for the next few days so it was an ideal time to get out … Continue reading

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Prep time

Wednesday 13th February comments: Slowly and surely the Isle of May is stirring. The seabird season is not far away, the visitor boats are being prepared and the team are getting themselves sorted for another year on the May. Whilst … Continue reading

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February visit

Friday 8th February comments: Its always good to visit the Isle of May at any time of year and yesterday we made a flying visit to drop various equipment off and check the island over. Its always interesting to view … Continue reading

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We need YOU!

Tuesday 5th February comments: The Isle of May needs you! Are you looking to develop your career in conservation, between years at university or looking for a change of career, well the Isle of May National Nature Reserve may be … Continue reading

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Battle of the Isle of May

Thursday 31st January comments: The Isle of May has many stories and tales to tell but 101 years ago, a fateful evening proved so costly to so many as on 31st January 1918, the ‘Battle of the Isle of May’ … Continue reading

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Lighthouse open!

Saturday 26th January comments: Over the last two weeks we’ve brought you lighthouse stories of the Isle of May, from the very first Beacon to the departure of the lighthouse keepers in 1989. However during the season as well as … Continue reading

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Goodbye Lighthouse Keepers

Thursday 24th January Comments: The Isle of May lighthouse history is as interesting as it is long. From the first ever coal burning lighthouse in 1636 up to the modern Stevenson lighthouse constructed in 1816, the island had seen it … Continue reading

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