Anchored on the edge of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May is a magical mix of seabirds, seals and smugglers. Witness one of Scotland’s most amazing natural spectacles, where seabirds cram onto the ledges of the Isle’s towering cliffs and puffins peek out from their grassy burrows. There is a rich and fascinating history here too, with monks, Vikings and smugglers all previous visitors to the isle. And it hosts Scotland’s oldest lighthouse.
There is a visitor centre and external viewing area, offering exceptional views out across the island. The visitor centre information is complemented by outside panels around the island exploring the history and people of the island. An external information area also provides details on where to go and what can be seen, which is regularly updated with the latest news and wildlife sightings.
The best months for seeing the breeding seabirds are June and July. Ferries run to the Isle of May from April through to September.
- Car park
- Historical features
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Visitor centre
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
Isle of May, Fife, National KY10 3AX