Friday 21st July comments: For fun things to do during the school holidays, look no further than the Isle of May national nature reserve. As part of our summer events we are hosting two days of activities on the island, including crafts, a treasure hunt, display from a lobster hatchery, storytelling, ceilidh music and face painting amongst others. And for those who come in sea-themed fancy dress, there’s a chance to win a prize!
The events will be held on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July.
On Tuesday 26th, the Lobster Hatchery from North Berwick will attend to reveal the hidden world of the lobsters and what they do in helping release thousands back into the Firth of Forth. But watch your fingers as Lobsters pinch!
On Wednesday, the 27th, the island will form part of the Fèis Rois ceilidh trail, which gives young people age 16 – 25 the chance to learn about life as a professional touring artist. On the Isle of May, they will be entertaining visitors by playing traditional and contemporary Scots folk music.
It’s free to come to the family days, but you must book a boat to reach the island. Timings for the events are dependent on sailing times. Sailings are on the privately-run May Princess or Osprey of Anstruther from the Anstruther Harbour or through the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
- Anstruther – for tickets and details, see www.isleofmayferry.com (May Princess) or www.isleofmayboattrips.co.uk (RIB Osprey).
- North Berwick – For tickets and details, book online on the Scottish Seabird Centre website at www.seabird.org or call 01620 890 202.
So book early as it will prove popular and we’ll see you out here!