The Scottish Seabird Centre is one of the world leaders in remote wildlife viewing. The webcam images above refresh every 5 seconds and are transmitted live from our solar powered cameras.
Craigleith is a small island less than half a mile from the Centre. There is a rich variety of seabirds and marine life and it is a particular hot spot for puffins. It is also home to our SOS Puffin Project.
Craigleith was once one of the largest puffin colonies in Britain with over 28,000 pairs in 1999. Numbers crashed dramatically due to an alien plant invasion of tree mallow (Lavatera arborea) a giant woody plant which grows up to 9ft, choking the puffin burrows and preventing the birds from nesting and rearing their chicks - these are called pufflings.
The area is also home to the largest grey seal colony on the east coast of Britain with around 3,000 grey seals on the Isle of May, Craigleith and Bass Rock. The seals give birth to their fluffy white pups from early to mid October until the end of December. Uncover seal secrets and adopt your own seal family.
If like what you see, why not visit the Discovery Centre and control the cameras for yourself. You can extend your Seabird experience with a seasonal boat trip.
If this screen appears black, green 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.