The best way to see the wildlife and landscapes of the Isle of Skye is to go outdoors! The second best way, on the off chance that the weather takes a turn for the worse, is the Sea Eagle Exhibition at the Aros Centre near Portree.
The exhibition informs and educates visitors about the successful re-introduction of the sea-eagle to West Scotland. A knowledgeable RSPB officer delivers an in-depth presentation about the species, their reintroduction to Scotland and the sea eagles living on Skye at the moment.
Each year the RSPB aim to place a camera in one of the sixteen sea-eagle nesting sites on Skye and relay the footage to the exhibition. This year, the footage came from a nest in Glenhinnisdale, on the Trotternish peninsula. As the sea-eagles are free to come and go as they please, they aren’t always in the nest when people visit the exhibition. In these cases, you can watch videos recorded when they were last home.
The exhibition also includes a twenty minute birds-eye view video of various parts of the island, including, of course, the legendary Cuillin. Not quite the same as being there, but far better than staring at the grey clouds that – occasionally – appear on the Isle of Skye. The stunning visuals are accompanied by Gaelic music from artists Blair Douglas, Maeve McKinnon, Bruce MacGregor and Cliar.
The Sea-Eagle exhibition is run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and hosted by the Aros Centre in Portree, Isle of Skye. The RSPB officers who lead the exhibition are Chris Tyler and Graham Ross.
RSPB Members £2.50
Child (12 and under) FREE
Family (2 adults, 2 kids) £15.00