Launch of Scotland's first puffin festival


22 April 2014
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imports_CESC_0-4c3b5hlu-100000_92768.jpg Launch of Scotland's first puffin festival
Scotland's first ever puffin festival is to launch at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. ...
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Scotland's first ever puffin festival is to launch at the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick. The inaugural Puffin Fest will run from 16 to 26 May 2014 with the aim of inspiring 'both locals and visitors alike to learn more about Scotland’s most popular seabird, while also highlighting the importance of conserving and protecting our seabirds for future generations.'

The ten-day celebration of all things puffin will offer opportunities to spot puffins in their natural habitat via specially commissioned Puffin Express boat trips, as well as using the Discovery Centre’s amazing interactive live cameras which are controlled by visitors. There will be a wide range of events including a Puffin Trail through the Centre; Puffin Picnics and Parties; arts, crafts and storytelling activities for all ages; plus the chance to meet wildlife experts who will share insights into the life of this distinctive seabird.

Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: 'Puffins are one of the world’s favourite and most distinctive animals. Scotland’s first ever Puffin Fest will celebrate their homecoming in an exciting ten days of activities.

The programme will feature something for everyone, so whether you are a family looking for a fun day out or you are a wildlife or photography enthusiast, Puffin Fest will have something for everyone!


'Puffin Fest will also be an opportunity for people to appreciate and understand the importance of looking after Scotland’s rich variety of seabirds and marine life - and how they can help. There will be an inspiring festival programme and we are looking forward to welcoming lots of people to North Berwick this May.'

Image © Laurie Campbell

Venue: Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS; tel: 01620 890202; visit the website.


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