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Rocky Islands | Bass Rock

Bass Rock (Image: Gannet)

Bass Rock - Gannet island off the North Berwick coastline.

Bass Rock is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Scotland, jutting out abruptly from the Firth of Forth.

Seabirds love islands like Bass Rock because they are safe from predators and have a plentiful supply of food.

Treshnish (Image: Puffin nesting c/o Turus Mara)

Treshnish and Staffa

The Treshnish Isles are internationally recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for wildlife, including seals, seabirds and sharks.

Skokholm (Image: Razorbills)


  • Skokholm on the Pembrokeshire coast is a great place to watch sea birds in the summer. It's the ultimate get-away from it all experience.

"Rocky islands are great places to explore particularly for sea birds. These islands have some of the most stunning scenery and wildlife of the UK - to see the best of it, you will need to take a boat trip.


"Just imagine stunning scenery, summer sun sparkling on the sea, a glimpse of a shark maybe, and a colony of the world's most loved seabirds."

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