Welcome to our new blog! I’m Lyndsay, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre Manager. I’m looking forward to blogging from time to time to provide updates about developments in the Visitor Centre and what wildlife we’re seeing from the Visitor Centre observation window!
Today I’m delighted to announce that a new visitor attraction is launching today in our visitor centre. We’ve been hard at work to create ‘The Peregrine Experience’; a new part of the visitor centre which we hope combines the comfort of indoor bird watching with the atmosphere of a hide in the Scottish wilderness. We’ve streamed footage from our nest cam, live onto a big screen in an intimate indoor viewing area, decorated to give it an outdoor feel and surrounded by a projection of the magnificent waterfall of Corra Linn.
I hope the new attraction will enhance the peregrine watching experience on our reserve, which is already known as one of the best places in the entire UK to see breeding peregrines close-up, as they complete the ritual of pair bonding, building a nest, laying eggs and raising their young. Many visitors already come to the wildlife reserve in the spring and summer to watch the birds; now we hope that the new experience means that more visitors come at times when the unpredictable Scottish weather might otherwise be off-putting.
Entry to ‘The Peregrine Experience’ is available to all visitors to the Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre. Admission to the centre costs, £4 per family, £2 per adult, £2 per concession, and is free for Scottish Wildlife Trust members. By buying your ticket to Falls of Clyde as part of the New Lanark Passport means that you could receive 50% off your entry, including ‘The Peregrine Experience.’
Lyndsay – Visitor Centre Manager