The puffins are back!
The puffins are back on the islands of Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Hurrah!
Did you know the Isle of May is the biggest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain?
You can zoom in on the live puffin action with the interactive live cameras in the Discovery Centre.
You can also spot puffins during our boat trips.
To celebrate their return we will have some puffin-fun activities taking place at the Centre. There will be films, trails, art activities and competitions.
For any child who creates a 'puffin portrait' they will receive free entry into the Discovery Centre! A 'puffin portrait' should feature that child with a puffin - in any artistic medium. The best ones will be dislayed around the Centre too. Present your 'puffin portrait' at the admissions desk to secure a free child entry.
Click HERE for a template that you could use for your 'puffin portrait'.
Terms and conditions
Puffin Facebook photo competition
WEEK ONE WINNERS - click here for info.
WEEK TWO WINNERS - click here for info.
WEEK THREE WINNERS - click here for info.
WEEK FOUR WINNERS - click here for info.
Throughout June, we have teamed up with award-winning photographer, Tom Langlands, to run a puffin photo competition. Each week there will be a £50 photo voucher up for grabs, so you can order a photo book, prints or a personalised photo item of your choice!
All you have to do is upload your favourite puffin pics to our Facebook page and each week Tom will select his favourite photo. Winners will be selected on: 9, 16, 23 and 30 June.
Tom Langlands is Scottish photographer and photojournalist with a passionate interest in Scotland’s nature and wildlife. He has been taking photographs for over 40 years and his photography and writing have appeared in numerous publications at home and abroad. He is a member of the Galloway Photographic Collective. His work features regularly in exhibitions and he has received a number of awards for his wildlife photography. He has travelled around many of Scotland’s islands taking images of seabirds and the Bass Rock and Isle of May are certainly some of his favourite places for photography.
A few of Tom's own puffin pics are below. Good luck!
Terms and conditions
- Each photograph must be original, and composed and taken/ shot by the entrant
- Entrants must be the sole author and owner of copyright for all pictures entered
- Tom will select one winner each week. His decision is final. There will be 4 winners in total
- The winner will be notified via a comment on their image
- The Seabird Marketing Manager will then be in touch to arrange the delivery of the voucher
- The competition is open to all ages. The only criteria is that the image must feature a puffin or puffins.