Exciting events are taking place all around Scotland as part of our Big Wild Weekend on 15 and 16 June.

Joining in is a great way to get involved with 30 Days Wild, and feel more connected to nature.

If there are no events near you check out our Events Guide to see what else is taking place this summer.

Saturday 15 June

Bumblebees in Barnhill, 10.30am-12.30pm

Bumblebee identification activities plus a BeeWalk around Barnhill Rock Garden and Nature Reserve, Broughty Ferry near Dundee. All ages welcome to enjoy refreshments, fun, learning and a chance to be ‘wild’. Free event.

Visit to Troup Head, 11am-3pm

A group walk to Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony at Trouphead in Aberdeenshire with the opportunity to see a variety of seabirds such as kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills.
Full details will be provided on booking. Contact John Cromarty 01463 798 100.

Go wild at Loch of the Lowes, 10:30am – 4pm

A wild weekend for all the family at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre. Find out what lies beneath the loch, try your hand at building a mini beaver dam, and find out all about ospreys. Normal visitor centre charges apply.
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, PH8 0HH.

Go wild at Montrose Basin, 10:30am – 4pm

Come along to the Big Wild Weekend at Montrose Basin in Angus, with activities including pond dipping and wildlife watching.
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, Montrose, DD10 9TA. Normal visitor centre charges apply.

Visit to the Isle of May, 9am – 4pm

A ranger-led walk around the Isle of May nature reserve, a magical mix of seabirds, seals and smuggling. Please note that charges for ferry travel are payable directly to the operating company.
Anstruther Middle Pier, The Harbour, Anstruther, KY10 3AB. Contact Peter Bain 0131 447 8937

Family Badger Watch, 7pm – 10pm

An evening walk to an outdoor badger viewing area at Falls of Clyde, following a trail of clues to the secret badger sett! It’s a 45-minute walk to the sett with the chance to view badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures. Suitable for families but children must be five years of age. Booking essential. Adult £10, child £5. Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre, New Lanark, ML11 9DB.

Volunteer Action Day, 10am-12pm

Connect with nature by lending a hand at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Oldhall Ponds Wildlife Reserve. Join the Trust’s team and get stuck into practical conservation. A brilliant way to find out about further volunteering opportunities in Ayrshire. Suggested donation: £1.
Oldhall Ponds Wildlife Reserve, Long Drive, Irvine.

Guided walk at Bawsinch, 2pm – 4pm

A ranger-led tour of the Scottish Wildlife Trust Trust’s Bawsinch and Duddingston Wildlife Reserve including the opportunity to explore part of the reserve that is normally closed to the public. Meet at the wildlife hide. Suggested donation: £2.
Bawsinch and Duddingston Wildlife Reserve, EH15 3QE.

Sunday 16 June

Walk around Cumbrae, 10am – 4pm

A group walk around the west coast of the Isle of Cumbrae on quiet roads to Fintry Bay, then on grass paths over the hill and into Millport then bus back to the ferry. Six miles walking. There should be good views of the Clyde, wildflowers and the chance to see a wide variety of birds.
Meet at Largs pier outside the Cal-Mac ticket office.  Contact Janet Palmar jpalmar2005@yahoo.co.uk

Go wild at Jupiter, 2pm-4pm

Go wild at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Falkirk. Enjoy an array of fun nature-based activities to help you find your wild side! Suitable for all ages. £2 per child.
Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth, FK3 8LH.

Go wild at Loch of the Lowes, 10:30am – 4pm

Part of the 30 Days Wild campaign! Join us for a wild weekend to find out what lies beneath the loch and try your hand at building a mini beaver dam, and find out all about ospreys. Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, PH8 0HH. Normal visitor centre charges apply.

Go wild at Montrose Basin, 10:30am – 4pm

Celebrate the Big Wild Weekend at Montrose Basin and enjoy activities including pond dipping and wildlife watching at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre in Angus. Normal visitor centre charges apply.
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, Montrose, DD10 9TA.

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