Please note that while Handa may now be accessible by ferry on a reduced service, the Handa visitor shelter and toilets remain closed. While there are a small number of staff on the island focusing on essential conservation duties, they will not able to provide briefings or support to visitors this season.
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.