Welcome to the Lighthouse Field Station, one of three field stations within the University's School of Biological Sciences. The Field Station was established in 1990 with the dual aim of supporting research within the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences and integrating this work into the School’s teaching and outreach activities.

Our research aims to understand how natural and man-made environmental changes influence the behaviour and population dynamics of marine mammals and seabirds. This work directly supports regional conservation and management programmes, and has developed best practice case studies that provide insights into marine resource management issues elsewhere in the world.

We are based in the old Cromarty Lighthouse buildings on Cromarty's harbour front. Situated at the tip of the Black Isle, Cromarty was built on fishing and trading links with Europe. Today, its location in the centre of the Moray Firth provides an ideal location for research and training in marine ecology and resource management.