- Seabird Centre share exciting development plans for 2019
- Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, is delighted to announce that they are undertaking a much-needed internal refresh of the Centre in early 2019.
David Windmill, Chairman of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: ‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre to upgrade the Centre over the coming months. We hope these changes will be well received by the local community, our members and the many visitors we welcome each year’.
The work is entirely internal and will include a reorganisation of the upstairs space to allow visitors a clear line of sight to...
- Members’ Christmas Shopping Event
- Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, are holding a very exciting Christmas Shopping event for their members. As a big thank you for their members’ support, the discount will be a fantastic 30%, with just a few exceptions*.
The Members’ event will kick off with a special shopping evening taking place on Thursday 6 December from 5pm to 8pm. There will be a host of wonderful treats for members to sample and have a chance meet some of the Gift Shop suppliers. To add more festive cheer, the choir from Law Primary will entertain shoppers with Christmas...
- Seabird Centre announces leading wildlife conservationist, Susan Davies, as new CEO
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, has announced the appointment of leading Wildlife Conservationist, Susan Davies, as CEO. Susan has extensive senior leadership experience in public and third sector organisations, most recently as Director of Conservation for the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
Announcing the appointment, David Windmill, Chair of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “The trustees and staff are absolutely delighted that Susan will be joining us as CEO in January. She brings a wealth of experience in the conservation sector and has an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by our wildlife. Her knowledge of policy and strategic development...
- Scottish Seabird Centre seeks future conservation leader
In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People, conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, seeks a young person to join the Board of Trustees for the duration of one year. The Seabird Centre recognises the importance of the themed year and the need to engage the next generation, who can bring invaluable insight, experience and ideas to further enhance the work of the charity.
Applications are sought from those working in the conservation, environmental education or the wildlife tourism sector who are aged between 18 and 35 years. The appointed applicant will contribute to building on the Centre’s success...
- Seabird Centre collaborates with SQA to develop new Environmental Science coursework
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, has worked in collaboration with the Scottish Qualifications Authority to develop approved coursework linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.
The coursework, which is suitable for National 5 Environmental Science students (and also Biology and Geography teachers), focuses on assessing species distribution (zonation) down a rocky shoreline. It was developed by the Scottish Seabird Centre’s Education Officer, Andrew Grieveson. A former secondary school teacher, and with a Zoology degree, Andrew was well-placed to develop content he knew would work for the target age group. Also contributing was Project Director, Grace Martin, and...
- Winners unveiled for Seabird Volunteers’ Nature Photography Awards
Seascapes, stunning gardens and wildlife wonders are all winners for the Scottish Seabird Centre’s Volunteer-run Nature Photography Awards. In its inaugural year, the relaunched competition was open to amateur photographers who are members, staff or volunteers of the Scottish Seabird Centre.
Judged by Ian Goodall, of North Berwick Photographic Society, the shortlisted images were on display in the Discovery Centre, with a range of photos in the following categories: Wildlife; Landscape – British; Landscape – Overseas; Environment. The images were open to public vote until 20 January, with a whole host of fantastic prizes up for grabs from companies including the...
- Soaring to the stars!
One of Scotland’s leading wildlife visitor attractions has swooped up tourism’s highest accolade.
The Scottish Seabird Centre, which twice secured BBC Countryfile’s Nature Reserve of the Year for the iconic Bass Rock, has once again received a five-star grading from VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its exceptional standards. The QA Scheme is a benchmark for quality across the tourism industry and operates across accommodation, visitor attractions and food sectors.
The conservation and education charity, located in the seaside town of North Berwick, opened in 2000 and has since seen significant enhancements and developments to ensure the optimum visitor experience,...
- February Seabird Holiday Club
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, announces the Holiday Club for the February school break is back by popular demand.
Open to school pupils from Primary 1 to 7, the Seabird Holiday Club will run from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 February. The activity timetable has been compiled by Education Officer, Andrew Grieveson, featuring a range of outdoor activities including rockpooling, outdoor survival skills and sandcastle building as well as indoor workshops with scientific experiments as well as arts and crafts.
Andrew Grieveson said: “Our Holiday Clubs always book up fast as it’s a brilliant mix of indoor...
- Scottish Seabird Centre Announces New Trustees
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, announces the appointment of two new trustees, who will take up their post with immediate effect.
Joining the Board are Dr Bill Sanderson and Chris Arnold. These appointments come at an important time for the Centre, as it aims to create a national marine centre for Scotland (a working title). It also comes at a crucial time for marine wildlife which is increasingly under threat. A new Centre would inform and inspire people about Scotland’s amazing marine wildlife and highlight the need to look after it for future generations. It would...
- Law Primary helps create film for Scottish Seabird Centre
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, collaborated with Law Primary School on a very special filming project.
To give schools a feel for what they can experience during an education visit to the Seabird Centre, a P1 class worked with award-winning photographer, Barrie Williams, to create a video of a ‘typical’ school trip.
The video demonstrates that, even despite the Scottish weather, schools are encouraged to engage with the stunning North Berwick coastline in a safe, respectful and sustainable way. It highlights that there are a range of workshops linked to the Curriculum for Excellence and that Education Officer, Andrew,...