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North Berwick, East Lothian

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Half a mile from Yellowcraigs beach, the island of Fidra is an RSPB reserve. A small, rocky island in the Firth of Forth, part of the Forth Islands Special Protection Area and it's grassy slopes and cliffs, is home to a  range of breeding seabirds including over 1,500 pairs of puffins, 500 guillemots, 100 razorbills and 150 shags. There is also a lighthouse at North Dog, Fidra Lighthouse  and the remains of a chapel.

The island is mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, Catriona, and is thought to be his inspiration for Treasure Island. Live wildlife images from cameras on Fidra can be viewed at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.

Fidra is a small attractive island about three miles from the Scottish Seabird Centre.  The Fidra camera at the centre specialises in capturing close-ups of birds.  A pair of peregrine falcons have adopted a 'feasting perch' on Fidra, close to the camera and can be observed all year round, dining on their prey!

Location: Fidra, North Berwick, Scotland

Grid Reference: NT513862 Ceremonial County:  East Lothian

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap

Getting there:

Access: through webcams at the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick
Website:  www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/f/fidra/index.asp
Other Useful Websites: www.seabird.org/webcam-fidra.asp
Email: glasgow@rspb.org.uk
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Nearby Locations: Fidra Lighthouse, East Lothian
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By: Tracey Park Section: Wildlife Key:
Page Ref: fidra Topic: Coastal Cliffs  Last Updated: 03/2010


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