RSPB Troup Head

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The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony.

There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills, along with several other species, including puffins. You may even be lucky enough to see porpoises, minke whales or dolphins offshore. In spring the grassland is full of wild-flowers and alive with butterflies and Burnet moths.

Troup Head is the highest point on this stretch of the Buchan coast and, even on a winter's day when the seabirds aren't around, is a great walk with amazing views.

Troup Head is an unfenced, wild, clifftop reserve so please take care, especially when visiting with small children or dogs.

Visit RSPB's website for directions and more information.

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