Handa Island reserve is currently closed to the public. This will be constantly reviewed in line with government advice. Conservation work continues on the island, with a small team of staff carrying out important work including seabird surveys.
Magnificent Torridonian sandstone cliffs rise from the Atlantic on the north west coast of Handa Island. Each summer, nearly 100,000 seabirds breed here, including internationally important numbers of guillemots, razorbills and great skuas. These dramatic cliffs provide stunning ocean panoramas.
- Internationally important for seabirds
- Amazing sight of a live seabird colony
- Spectacular views
- Fascinating history
Best time to visit?
- Apr to Jul for breeding seabirds
- Mid-May to July for puffins
There are loads of opportunities to volunteer on Handa, from just one week at a time, to a series of Assistant Ranger placements, lasting from 8-21 weeks!
For more information, visit the Volunteering on Handa page.
You can find out more by reading our latest Handa newsletter.