Our four visitor centres provide incredible wildlife and educational experiences to tens of thousands of people each year.

If you’re looking for a wild day out with all the family, why not visit one of our four visitor centres?

Each has something different to offer, from nesting ospreys at Loch of the Lowes to Jupiter’s urban oasis in the heart of industrial Grangemouth. Find out more about each of the visitor centres below.

Falls of Clyde

Situated in the historic village of New Lanark, the Falls of Clyde have provided inspiration for artists including Turner and Wordsworth.

The reserve first came under Trust ownership in 1968, and in 1984 the visitor centre was officially opened by Dr David Bellamy.

As well as stunning waterfalls and woodland on offer, the reserve is home to badgers, bats and in some years, nesting peregrine falcons.

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

It’s easy to forget you’re in the heart of Grangemouth when visiting this urban wildlife haven. A true environmental success story, this once barren wasteland is now a green oasis.

Jupiter, which was opened by Magnus Magnusson in 1992, is a great place to see birds, butterflies and dragonflies and you can even try your hand at pond dipping!

Loch of the Lowes

Acquired in 1969, this beautiful inland loch near Dunkeld abounds with wildlife.

The hides give amazing views over the loch, where ospreys and great-crested grebes can be seen nesting in the summer months. Meanwhile in the visitor centre, red squirrels and woodpeckers can be seen feeding in front of the viewing window.

Montrose Basin

A bird haven situated in the heart of Angus on the edge of a tidal estuary, the Basin is of international importance for over 80,000 migratory birds each year.

The Trust purchased Montrose Basin in 1976 and the visitor centre, which offers panoramic views across the basin, officially opened in 1995.

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