The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity, and also an award-winning visitor attraction.
Located in North Berwick, overlooking the wildlife-rich waters of the Firth of Forth, the Seabird Centre offers the chance to zoom in on the amazing local wildlife via interactive live cameras. Cameras are located on:
- Bass Rock – the world’s largest Northern gannet colony and BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year 2014/15 and 2015/16
- Isle of May – the largest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain and an important seal colony
- Craigleith – home to our SOS Puffin project
- Fidra – owned by the RSPB
- Dunbar Harbour – a famous kittiwake colony
In the Discovery Centre there’s the opportunity to enjoy short nature films; discover the dangers of migration; learn about turtles, rays and other underwater creatures; and also explore the coastline from the Scope Deck. For little ones there’s a Kids’ Zone with soft play and a Kids’ Corner with books and games.
There’s different wildlife to experience throughout the seasons. The gannets return in February and this marks a key point in breeding season within the Firth of Forth region. In peak summer over 150,000 gannets will call the Bass Rock home and around 500,000 seabirds will be present across all the islands.
The puffins return from late April and stay until early August. By then gannet chicks have grown into juveniles. From October to December the seals have their pups and you can watch them being born live via the Centre’s screens.
There are seasonal boat trips out to the Isle of May and the Bass Rock – for further information visit http://www.seabird.org
Open every day (except Christmas Day).
Open: Apr – Aug, Mon – Sun: 10:00 – 18:00
Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 17:00, Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 17:30
Nov – Jan, Mon – Fri 10:00 – 16:00, Sat – Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Admission: Adult £8.95, Child £4.95, Concession £6.95, Family tickets are available.