The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is located at the entrance to the Firth of Forth. Although under a mile long, it is home to a huge variety of wildlife. The reserve is renowned for its rich bird life, grey seal colony and reefs. It also has a fascinating religious and maritime history.
As well as a haven for wildlife the island is home to three lighthouses including the impressive Stevenson lighthouse and the 'low light' which is now Scotland's oldest bird observatory, founded in 1935.
NatureScot's reserve manager, David Steel and his team welcome visitors on arrival and their brilliant blog details the seasonal highlights and news from the island.
Our Isle of May webcams are usually live from 6am - 8pm everyday.
If the live screen appears black or frozen, the cameras may have been switched off overnight or to allow researchers on the islands to carry out their work. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The recent camera upgrade has been supported by the NatureScot Nature Restoration Fund.