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Close-up of shag

Image: Ben Andrew

A small, rocky island in the Firth of Forth, part of the Forth Islands Special Protection Area and home to a range of breeding seabirds including over 1,500 pairs of puffins, 500 guillemots, 100 razorbills and 150 shags. The island is mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Catriona, and is thought to be his inspiration for Treasure Island. Live wildlife images from cameras on Fidra can be viewed at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

Where is Fidra?

Important note

This site is one of several that due to its size, location and/or conservation sensitivity is not capable of accommodating large numbers of visitors (unless stated).

Where possible, we have indicated the nearest equivalent RSPB nature reserve suitable for visiting. If you require further information, please use the contact details provided.

This does not affect any statutory rights of access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act or Land Reform (Scotland) Act legislation.

For more information

South and West Scotland Regional Office

Telephone:0141 331 0993

10 Park Quadrant
G3 6BS

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