The Visitor Centre will be closed from Sunday 1 January for around six weeks so that we can make exciting improvements to the visitor experience. During this time, the reserve and hides will still be open.
The improvement project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Crown Estates and Scottish Wildlife Trust members in Angus and Dundee.
For details of upcoming events, download a copy of our Montrose Basin events guide. Alternatively, for all the latest wildlife sightings on the reserve read our blog.
Montrose Basin is an enclosed estuary of the river South Esk covering 750 hectares, home to over 50,000 migratory birds - including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. Our four-star Visitor Centre offers a great day out for all the family in Angus. Highlights include:
Open Friday to Sunday from 1 November to 1 January (10.30 am to 4 pm), except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Centre will be closed for around six weeks from New Year's Day.
Family (2 adults, 2 children)
Groups of 11 or more
* The admission payment includes an optional 10% donation. This is to allow the Scottish Wildlife Trust to claim Gift Aid. Please advise our Visitor Centre staff if you do not wish to pay the additional donation.
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre is located just over a mile from Montrose town centre on the A92. Look out for the brown tourist signs, or visit our reserve page for detailed directions. You can also check out the latest tide timetables and a local volunteer's insight on where and when to watch birds.
Montrose Basin, Rossie Braes, Angus DD10 9TA
T. 01674 676 336 E. email@example.com
At Montrose Basin, we offer formal and informal education programmes all year round. Our dedicated team of Teacher Naturalists provide a safe environment for children to learn more about wildlife and the environment with interesting and hands-on activities.
To book an event, please call Alison O'Hara on 01674 676 336 at least two weeks in advance, as the tides around the Centre are variable and some activities may not be possible on certain days.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust would not exist without the help of its members and supporters.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at