Isle of May Boat Trips
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Natural Heritage
The Isle of May stands like a battleship guarding the mouth of the Firth of Forth. The island is 1.5km long by about 0.5km wide, and covers 57 hectares. Geologically, the island is important as a sill of volcanic rock, crossed by a series of faults which have eroded into steep gullies or geos.

The spectacular cliffs on its south-west coast, are where huge colonies of seabirds nest in summer, while the lower, rocky coast to the east and north, is where grey seals haul ashore to breed in autumn. In combination, these features have led to the island being designated as a European Special Protection Area for breeding seabirds, and a Special Area of Conservation to protect its seals and the rocky underwater reefs around the island.

Arctic Tern