Author Archives: Scottish Natural Heritage

Doors open day – booking details

Isle of May Lighthouses SATURDAY 6th and SUNDAY 7th. Note: Booking essential. Due to important repair works the Main Light and Beacon are closed to the public this year, however Scottish Natural Heritage are pleased to invite you through their … Continue reading

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Celine’s latest visit

The island’s photographer-in-residence for this year, Celine Marchbank, has made her latest visit to the island to see the seal season. She has now seen the island through all seasons from early in the year, peak seabird season, the late summer quiet … Continue reading

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Dinner time conversation with the seal crew

Dinner time has an vital role in the day to day life of the residents of the May, it is sometimes the only time you will get to see other residents so it is social, it is for information sharing and it … Continue reading

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Studying seals

  So why are there 10 people stuck out on a small island for 6 weeks at the rough end of the year? Well these are the seal scientists and they are hardcore. It is hard work carrying out research … Continue reading

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The Empire of the seals

  After several abortive attempt I finally made it over to the island mid week after being away for a month. It was a rough trip over, the south-westerlies have been blowing all week so it was a matter of … Continue reading

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Seals everywhere

I took a trip out to the Isle of May last week and this will ogive you an idea of what I saw -the island has been taken over by seals. More tomorrow about the trip.

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Record breaking year for the May

I have now done the calculations and added up the numbers and can report that this year the Isle of May received more visitors than any other year in its history as a National Nature Reserve. A grand total of   … Continue reading

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