• The Shiant Isles

The Shiant Isles

It’s been a fabulous sunny day today and the Shiant Isles were looking amazing this evening, dark and brooding with the sun behind them.

The Shiant Isles are home to one of the world’s largest breeding colonies of puffins, with around 70,000 pairs. They will be arriving already with most making their nests in May, and they stay around until August when the chicks have fledged. Although puffins don’t nest on the mainland here, we often see them flying around the lighthouse during the summer months.

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Rua Reidh Lighthouse; gloriously remote and isolated guest accommodation on the spectacular North West coast of Scotland.

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