2012 Has been a busy year on Ulva. We welcomed many visitors who enjoyed not only walking but also the wonderful fresh sea food at The Boathouse!
We manage many of the habitats for some of our rarer species such as the Lesser Butterfly Orchid below. The Hebridean sheep have been particularly successful as a grazing management tool. The Native tree planting program on the North side of Ulva will further boost the rich bio-diversity of this amazingly beautiful island.
Edinburgh University Archaeology students and staff returned to continue research, concentrating on the shell midden in Livingstone’s Cave. Findings so far indicate that there may have been a Mesolithic Community on the East side of Ulva. It is possible that Ulva was used as a base for hunter gatherers as long as 11,000 years ago, possibly earlier. Research is on-going and we will update this information as and when we receive it.