The Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, East Lothian

The Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.

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We were invited to come here after a follow on twitter. Thanks to Laura for that. for one am glad we made the journey. The Seabird Centre is situated adjacent to the harbour at North Berwick.

The centre has lots to offer both families and adults. Situated on the Forth of Firth there is an island Called Bass Rock which is home to 150000 breading Gannets, this is largest Gannet colony in the world. From the seabird Centre you can see the colony using an excellent CCTV system or via the telescopes provided on the upper balcony.

Many of the exhibits are interactive so great for the young ones. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and Alexander spent time to explain a great deal about the life and migration habits of Gannets.

There are many screens located around the exhibition and there was the ability to drive the cameras using joysticks mounted on podiums. Some of the cameras are located on Bass Rock and the close ups of the gannets were amazing.

The 3D area was brilliant with a 3D film explaining about underwater reefs and the animals of the sea.

This place isn’t just about birds. There are a lot of exhibits od other sea animals. The feeding of the fish drew a large crowd and was brilliantly explained by the young man who welcomed us when we arrived (sorry I can’t remember your name).

What else can I say this is simply brilliant. Please don’t miss it.

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