Visit Isle of May National Nature Reserve

A tiny emerald floating in the Firth of Forth, Isle of May National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a truly wild place. Take a ferry from Anstruther or North Berwick to explore an island blessed with natural wonders and a history full of pilgrims, smugglers, mariners and soldiers.

Visit from April to July to see the island come alive with breeding birds. Entire seabird cities spring up, with hundreds of thousands of nesting guillemots, razorbills and puffins, among many other species.

Ferries continue to make the crossing in August and September, when visitors have more freedom – and peace – to uncover the island’s human history.

Find out more details about visiting Isle of May NNR in our leaflet, including what to bring with you to enjoy your experience to the full.

Published: 2014

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