The Scottish Seabird Centre is an award winning wildlife visitor centre and one of Scotland's five star attractions. From its stunning location overlooking the sea and islands of the Forth, visitors enjoy a close encounter with nature to remember.
The ultimate in remote viewing, cameras on the islands beam back live panoramas and close-ups onto giant screens of such good quality that visitors can even read the rings on individual birds' feet! From the world famous Bass Rock gannets to the comical puffins in spring. Guillemots huddled together like penguins on the sea cliffs and the fluffy white newborn seals on the Isle of May. Wading birds along the shore in winter and the occasional rare and spectacular sight of dolphins or minke whales in summer. You can enjoy it all at the Scottish Seabird Centre.
Seabird Centre staff and volunteers have produced a series of Seal Diary Podcasts - you can link to these here. The cameras are also used by scientists to monitor wildlife closer than would be possible in the wild.
The webcam images are transmitted live, direct from the Scottish Seabird Centre's cameras and are controlled by visitors at the Centre. If an image is black or green or frozen, the cameras have either been switched off temporarily to allow researchers on the islands to carry out their work, or have been turned off overnight. The cameras do, however, have nighttime low light capabilities and this will be utilised at certain times of the year. If the image is fixed on one particular spot, it means the camera is not being moved at the Centre. The cameras are also equipped with windscreen wipers, an essential feature in a seabird colony!
The Scottish Seabird Centre gratefully acknowledges support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and Tyne Esk Leader Funding in delivery of its conservation and education projects and events and exhibitions.