Free family fun at St. Cyrus

ALL kinds of free entertainment is in store this Sunday at St Cyrus national nature reserve.

The reserve’s family fun day includes face-painters, a storyteller and puppets, games, bird-box making and guided wildlife walks.

Willow Lohr of Woodsmoke Bushcraft & Wilderness Survival will be on hand to teach kids how to make fishing nets and talk about the natural uses of plants on the reserve.

There will also be visits from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, with their life-size inflatable whales and dolphins, and the North East Scotland Biological Recording Campaign, giving tips on how and why we should record wildlife.

Therese Alampo, SNH reserve manager, said: “This is a fun-filled day for the whole family with something for everyone, no matter your age or interests.

“They’ll be surprises even for us, as Willow unveils her mysterious death box! We hope you’ll come out and join us and get a chance to see our amazing nature reserve as well.”

St Cyrus reserve is one of the most picturesque sections of coastline in north-east Scotland.

It boasts the magnificent sandy sweep of Montrose Bay, towering volcanic cliffs, yellow dunes, and a spectacular wildflower meadow that supports a number of rare plants and insects.