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Orkney Nature Festival

With events throughout the isles – including trips to some uninhabited ones, the Orkney Nature Festival represents a terrific opportunity to witness the great diversity of wildlife in the area.

It is organised by the local RSPB Scotland office with funding assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.

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Isle of Coll Bird Festival

The beautiful Isle of Coll plays host to this festival of birds in partnership with RSPB Scotland, BTO Scotland, the Scottish Ornithologists Club and Coastal Connection. Over the three days there are seabird safaris, guided walks suitable for all ages and talks to choose from. Prices vary for individual events, but packages are available, which include accommodation at the Coll Bunkhouse from £85 for a two night stay.

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Gannet shot wins top photography award

WINNER 85424

Prize goes to Scots photographer Barrie Williams for a moment of cliff top drama. Read more ›

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Puffin Fest 2015

Who doesn’t love a puffin? Possibly the nation’s favourite seabird, this 10-day festival devoted to these ‘clowns of the sea’ returns this year with a range of activities, events and games for the whole family. Go on a puffin spotting cruise on the Puffin Express, or visit the puffin themed art exhibition. Keep checking the website for more information.

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The state of our seabirds


We present some exclusive extracts and photographs from a great new book, RSPB Seabirds, published by Bloomsbury. Read more ›

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Top 5 marine musts

The Bass Rock

A boat trip is one of life’s great pleasures. Here are five destinations well worth taking to the waves for Read more ›

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