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The wildlife hide, built on the north side of the island, gives visitors a sheltered area in which they can enjoy the surrounding wildlife and landscape. The hide gives visiting school children the same opportunity, but also acts as a sheltered site where they can make notes or rest.

The hide was designed to have a minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. Hence the heather thatched roof has been made from the surrounding heathland and the wooden fabric of the building is discreet and inconspicuous. The pentagonal thatched roof acts to break up the otherwise solid roof giving a more subtle effect.


The hide, designed by Ian Begg, was awarded first prize for design excellence from Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland in October 2000.

The hide was constructed by Ronnie MacPherson, David M. Fraser and Wildland Natural Heritage Services.