Pupils from Law Primary School helped the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, celebrate its 15th birthday in style.
The Seabird Centre had a jam-packed day of birthday activities with the Edinburgh Sketcher hosting art sessions and the Centre’s mascot, Tammie the Puffin, leading puffin picnics. Visitors were treated to free birthday cakes, as the Seabird Volunteers had baked hundreds of cakes for the celebrations.
The Wild about Scotland bus also made a very special stop in North Berwick. Funded by Clydesdale Bank in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the Scottish native species outreach bus made its first visit to the Centre.
Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “We have had an incredible 15 years at the Seabird Centre: we are constantly evolving to ensure that we provide a five star facility for both locals and visitors, as well as achieving the charity’s objectives of inspiring people to appreciate and care about Scotland’s amazing wildlife.
“The official opening of the Seabird Centre on the 21 May 2000 by Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, was a day of great celebration. We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone for their invaluable support over the last 15 years. We couldn’t have opened or survived without the amazing support of our local community as well as our volunteers, trustees, staff, members and visitors.
“We now look forward to building on our education and conservation work as well as further benefiting North Berwick and East Lothian.”
The Scottish Seabird Centre’s birthday celebrations formed part of the Puffin Fest programme. The festival runs until 25 May and features a programme of family-friendly and environmentally focused activities. For further information visit www.seabird.org