Since then, hundreds of volunteers have been working hard to rid the island of the problem, ferried out by boat from the Seabird Centre during the winter months, when the puffins are at sea.
There are signs that the puffins are starting to return to the island to breed.
It inherited a range of fifty-two teams, and the 1966 World Cup range.
The 1967-68 catalogue is the one that crosses over, with teams painted in both figures.
The last named, which is well developed on Alloa Inch, is typically dominated by saltmarsh rush, sea club-rush, sea aster and common saltmarsh-grass.
The inner Firth is important for nationally and internationally important numbers of wintering wildfowl and wading birds and hosts populations of shelduck, knot, redshank, great crested grebe, teal and goldeneye.
The Atlantic puffin colony on Craigleith, once one of the largest in Britain with 28,000 pairs, became endangered from 1999 onwards, due to an invasion of the non-endemic plant tree mallow, which choked the puffins' burrows, preventing them from rearing their chicks, or "pufflings".
Other bird species on the rock include guillemot, razorbill, cormorant, puffin, eider duck and numerous gulls.
In the late 19th century the Isle of May had a population of over 20.
Inchmickery and Inchgarvie are of igneous origin and the latter is partly made up of picrite.
This is important, because some of the club colours change around this time, meaning that some of the earlier colours were produced in the new figure for a very short time.
The inherited kits were mainly standard footballing colours used by teams the world over.
However, a few odd little kits had began to creep into the lists in the 1960s such as Oldham at 37 and Grimsby at ref 38.