Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
Rossie Braes, Montrose, DD10 9TJ
  • Telephone 01674 676336
  • Email
  • Website www.swt.org.uk

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There are 22 events at this location

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Angus Coastal Wildlife Wander Arbroath to Auchmithie

Join the ranger for a moderate guided walk along the coast taking in the wildlife on the way. Bring a packed lunch. Meet at north end of Kings Drive, Arbroath (Victoria Park). Booking is essential.

Sun 16 Jul

£8 (£6; Members £3–£6; Children £4) / 01674 676336

Awesome Autumn

Some amazing things happen in nature in autumn – learn more from the Garden Rangers and try some crafty activities.

Wed 4 Oct

Children £4.50 / 01674 676336

Wed 11 Oct

Children £4.50 / 01674 676336

Balsam Battle

Join the ranger for an informative day of practical volunteer work controlling invasive non-native species on the reserve. Wear sturdy footwear and old clothes covering arms and legs. Bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential.

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 01674 676336

Bat Talk and Walk

A guided walk along the Lurgies to learn about bats and try bat detecting.

Sun 10 Sep

£5 (£4; Members £2–£4 adult £4, child £2; Children £3) / 01674 676336

Bird ID for beginners

Learn how to identify different types of birds by tuning into bird song.

Sun 2 Apr

£45 (Members £35) / 01674 676336

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Bird Ringing Demonstration

A chance to see birds up close. Join the countryside ranger to find out why they ring birds and how it can help with conservation efforts. Booking is essential.

Sun 20 Aug

£5 (£4; Members £2–£4 adult £4, child £2; Children £3) / 01674 676336

Christmas at the Basin

Watch as the pink footed geese return to roost at the basin, while enjoying a hot drink and a mince pie.

Sun 10 Dec

£6 (Children £3) / 01674 676336

Christmas Crafts

Get into the Christmas spirit in this themed craft session.

Sun 10 Dec

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Family £7.50; Members free) / 01674 676336

Easter Egg Trail

Follow the clues inside and outside the Visitor Centre, find the eggs and hopefully win a prize.

Sat 15 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Family £7.50; Members free) / 01674 676336

Sun 16 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Family £7.50; Members free) / 01674 676336

Mon 17 Apr

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Family £7.50; Members free) / 01674 676336

A Gabble about Geese: The pink-feet of Montrose Basin

An informative talk about the pink-footed geese at Montrose.

Sun 22 Oct

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Goose Breakfast

Meet at the Centre before proceeding onto the reserve to watch thousands of pink-footed geese fly off the Montrose Basin at dawn. Light breakfast back at the Centre, followed by an optional Ranger presentation. Please wear warm clothing. Booking is essential.

Sun 8 Oct

£8 (Children £4) / 01674 676336

Guided Walk: Auchmithie to Lunan Bay

The ranger leads a walk along the coast pointing out wildlife along the way.

Sun 13 Aug

£8 (£6; Members £3–£6 adult £6, child £3; Children £4) / 01674 676336

Journey To The Centre Of The Mud

See Montrose from a different perspective on a guided walk across the mud. Refreshments are provided at the Shelduck Hide while you watch the birds and other wildlife. Wear wellies and old clothes. Meet at Old Mill car park. Booking is essential.

Sun 25 Jun

£8 (Children £4) / 01674 676336

Marvellous Moths

Learn more about moths and how surveys are carried out.

Fri 18 Aug

£5 (£4; Members £2–£4 adult £4, child £2; Children £3) / 01674 676336

Optical Fair

Try out the comprehensive range of binoculars and telescopes in the comfort of the visitor centre. Free expert advice from an Optics representative.

Sun 21 May

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Members free; Family £7.50) / 01674 676336

Sun 1 Oct

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Members free; Family £7.50) / 01674 676336

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Pink Sunset

Guided walk from Montrose Basin Visitor Centre with the Scottish Wildlife Trust's ranger to watch the sunset and see pink-footed geese return to roost on the Basin. Hot soup and a roll included.

Sun 15 Oct

£8 (Children £4) / 01674 676336

Starry Night

A stargazing session led by Robert Law from Mills Observatory.

Sat 4 Mar

£5 (£4; Members £2–£4 child £2, adult £4; Children £3) / 01674 676336

Turtles in Trouble

Come and find out what you can do to help Scotland's rare turtles.

Fri 10 Mar

£5 (£4; Children £3) / 01674 676336

Wild about the Basin

Hunt for the creatures that make Montrose Basin their home. Each week has a theme.

Wed 5 Apr

£4.50 / 01674 676336

Wed 12 Apr

£4.50 / 01674 676336

Wed 5 Jul

£4.50 / 01674 676336

…and 4 more dates until 2 Aug

Wild About the Rocky Shore

What sea creatures can you find lurking in the rock pools? Nets provided.

Wed 9 Aug

Children £4.50 / 01674 676336

Wildlife Detectives

Hunt around the Tayock part of the Nature Reserve to discover what lurks in the undergrowth. Meet at Tayock car park.

Sun 14 May

£5 (£4; Members £2–£4; Children £3) / 01674 676336

World Wader Watch

Help the visitor centre staff and volunteers count the wading birds on the basin.

Sat 4 Nov

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Family £7.50; Members free) / 01674 676336

Sun 5 Nov

£4 (£3; Children £0.50; Family £7.50; Members free) / 01674 676336

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