Our most colourful, characterful seabird. Nesting in burrows on remote clifftops, the puffins may look like sad-faced clowns but are really spectacular stunt-fliers and skilled fishfinders.

For many summer visitors to Orkney, puffin-spotting is a must-do.  It's not always easy, though, as they're fairly few in number, at least on the Mainland.  The best places are generally agreed to be at Marwick Head and the Brough of Birsay - both clifftop sites of great beauty.  Best of all though, is the Castle o Burrian on Westray's east coast.  If you can spend a day or two on the 'Queen o the Isles' you'll be guaranteed to see 200 or 300 birds perching on the sea-stack, heading off to sea, and returning with peedie fish carried in their colourful beaks.

But you'll only stand a chance to see puffins in Orkney if you're here between late April and mid-August.  In the winter they all fly off south and west to the middle of the Atlantic.  But don't ask why...nobody knows!

    • Puffin Brooch
    • Puffin Brooch

      Our most colourful, characterful seabird. Nesting in burrows on remote...

      £125.00
    • Puffin Charm
    • Puffin Charm

      Our most colourful, characterful seabird. Nesting in burrows on remote...

      £34.00
    • Puffin Pendant
    • Puffin Pendant

      Our most colourful, characterful seabird. Nesting in burrows on remote...

      £149.00