Festival celebrates ‘clown of the sea’

Puffin Fest
Puffin Fest

One of Scotland’s most beloved birds is set to be the subject of a new feathery festival.

The Scottish Seabird Centre, in North Berwick, will hold its inaugural Puffin Fest from May 16-26, combining fun with conservation.

Known as the ‘clowns of the sea’, the characterful and colourful seabirds are currently clearing out their burrows for the new breeding season on the islands in the Firth of Forth - which are home to around 90,000 puffins.

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.

For more information about Puffin Fest, and for a full timetable of events, go to www.seabird.org