Blogs and Podcasts

Autumn on Craigleith: Seal Pups

23 November 2022

Craigleith is one of a small chain of islands in the Firth of Forth just off the coast of North Berwick, one kilometre from the Scottish Seabird Centre. It is home to a rich variety of seabirds during the summer and it’s a particular hot spot for puffins. Towards the end of autumn and into winter, we witness the arrival of our breeding grey seal colony, who take up residence each year in Craigleith's grassy gully. Learn more about these wonderful marine mammals in this blog by Emily Burton, our Conservation Officer.

Celebrating Seagrass on World Habitat Day!

3 October 2022

Find out more about marine super plant seagrass and the work being done to restore vital seagrass habitats here in the Firth of Forth.

Awesome Oysters

1 September 2022

Much more than a simple source of food, the oyster has become deeply embedded in our history and culture, as have the people who caught and sold them. Oysters can also have a positive impact on the habitat in which they live. This blog looks into the history of the oyster and how conservations projects are working to reintroduce them to the Forth.

Learning from others: a visit to the West Coast

31 May 2022

Dive into a week of seagrass field fun on the West Coast: a visit to the very first seagrass restoration project in Scotland. Learn more about seagrass research in this blog.