The Scottish SPCA has rescued over 100 seabirds which were blown inland during severe storms this week.
Staff at our National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Clackmannanshire are currently treating 95 guillemots, 21 gannets, two fulmars and one razorbill, all of which were unable to cope with the recent heavy seas and high winds.
We are urging anyone who discovers a sick, injured or weak seabird to contact their Animal Helpline.
Manager of our National Wildlife Rescue Centre, Colin Seddon, said, "In the past week we have taken in a total of 119 seabird casualties as a result of the storms and we fully expect to rescue more over the coming days.
"The guillemots were either too weak or underweight to cope with the storms and all of the gannets are youngsters who are not yet strong enough to survive during spells of severe weather.
"Most of the seabirds have been found on beaches along the east coast of Scotland, although some have also been discovered further inland and in the west.
"If the wind direction had been out to sea rather than inland these birds may well have perished.
"It's vital the public alert us if they come across a sick, weak or injured seabird as they're unlikely to survive without our help.
"We're hopeful that the majority of the casualties will make a full recovery and will be able to be released once they are fully fit and strong enough to cope on their own."
Anyone who discovers a sick, injured or weak seabird should call our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.