The Islands of Bass Rock, Craigleith and Fidra
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The jewel in the crown and the largest of the islands, Bass Rock is the largest single rock colony of Atlantic Gannets in the world.
The characteristic white colour on the Bass is thousands of nesting Gannets – the colony is now estimated at 150,000 birds – which return each year to breed and lay their single egg.
The Bass is also home to guillemots, razorbills, puffins, kittiwakes and shags. Peregrine falcons are also to be found on the island. Seals can also be spotted in the mouth of the cave on the north-west side of the Rock.
The ‘Craig’ as it is also known (photographed here in all its splendour from the top of North Berwick Law) is home to the largest puffin colony on the southern side of the Firth of Forth.
Guillemots, razorbills, shags and cormorants also nest on the Craig and in recent years a pair of peregrine falcons has returned there.