Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
Opened May 2000
Featuring visitor-controlled live images of the 150,000 gannets which inhabit the nearby Bass Rock, North Berwick’s Millennium funded Scottish Seabird Centre has successfully raised the standard of visitor centre design.
High quality and engaging displays within an important new building have brought visitors flocking to the Centre to revitalise this traditional holiday resort. A world-leader in remote wildlife viewing, the Centre uses state-of-the-art solar powered cameras on the Firth of Forth islands to beam back incredible live close-ups of seabirds and marine wildlife onto giant screens. The cameras are controlled remotely by visitors and bring people so close they can actually read the ID rings on the birds’ feet, all without disturbing the animals in any way. Images are also beamed out live via the Centre’s live webcams.
The centre has won over 25 awards for sustainability, quality, innovation and customer service. Visit the website for more information about events and opening times.