Forth Seabird Group - Our Islands - Inchcolm


Inchcolm lies off the Fife coast, south of Aberdour. It is a popular island which attracts many visitors who come to see the ruins of St Colm's Abbey. The area around the pier and Abbey is kept as lawns with some flower beds. Oystercatchers sometimes nest on the edge of this area. The main breeding areas for the seabirds are towards the eastern and western ends of the island. In autumn grey seals come shore to give birth to their pups amongst the rocks in the bay just south of the Abbey.

Inchcolm from the north Ruins of St Colm's Abey, Inchcolm Inchcolm, looking east over area favoured by lesser black-backed gulls

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