Daily opening, forthcoming events & European Tree of the Year

Daily opening

As of this coming Sunday (1st March) the Visitor Centre resumes daily opening, from 10am-5pm. The exception to this will be on Monday (2nd March) when we’re holding our Pre-season gathering for our volunteers; more on that later… as a consequence the centre is closed to visitors but the hides and toilet facilities will be available all day.

Admission prices remain the same as in previous years – £4 Adult, £3.50 Concession, 50p Children (aged 5-16), £7.50 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children), Scottish Wildlife Trust Members & Children under 5 FREE.

Following a recent review of our policy with regards to members of the Wildlife Trusts, we will now be offering a 10% discount on the standard admission prices. This does not apply to members of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust or National Trust, which are not part of the “Wildlife Trust” movement.

Forthcoming events

On Monday 2nd March we have our traditional Pre-season gathering for all our dedicated volunteers. In the morning there are a series of drop-in training sessions for anyone interested in volunteering in the visitor centre; these are then followed by a buffet lunch and an informal meeting at which volunteers are introduced to the staff for the season and can learn about any new developments on the reserve. It’s a very relaxed, enjoyable occasion and a great opportunity for volunteers to socialise before the season kicks off. Any potential new volunteers interested in attending should get in touch, either by emailing lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk or calling the centre on 01350 727337

On Thursday 5th March, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland are bringing their “Wild about Scotland” bus to Loch of the Lowes. Wild about Scotland is a new Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) partnership with Clydesdale Bank. The project delivers an outreach programme on Scotland’s natural habitat, via a bespoke double-decker bus. The bus has been fully converted to provide a unique and inspiring teaching space for schoolchildren, and provide curriculum led lessons (aimed at P6 -7) delivered by the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS) Education team. Two activities will be provided; a water beasties and mini-beast hunt, and a drop-in session introducing children to the fascinating story of beavers and the Scottish Beaver Trial. The bus will be on-site in our car park from 10am-4pm, with all activities provided free of charge.

European Tree of the Year

Finally a quick reminder that there are only TWO DAYS left to vote for “Lady’s Tree” in European Tree of the Year. When live voting closed last weekend we were still well off the pace compared to Hungary and Estonia but were a solid second in the battle of the “Six Nations”.

If you haven’t voted already then PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE US YOUR BACKING AND VOTE FOR “LADY’S TREE” AT http://bit.ly/EuroTreeoftheYear

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