For more than 20 years the Scottish Seabird Centre has been helping people to learn about Scotland’s marine wildlife, habitats and iconic seabirds. Their base on the edge of the Firth of Forth in the seaside town of North Berwick, East Lothian gives them unparalleled access to amazing coastal seascapes and underwater environments. These include the Bass Rock which supports the world’s largest colony of northern gannets. Using innovative remote cameras for seabird monitoring will enable SSC to keep a close eye on the birds and make faster, more effective management decisions.
In 2021/22 the marine element of the Nature Restoration Fund was administered by the SMEEF team. This enabled grants to reach more marine focused projects including the Scottish Seabird Centre.