Celebrate Scotland's Seas with Us

We're thrilled to share our exciting programme of events for this year's Marine Fest.

A host of passionate environmentalists and nature enthusiasts will share their stories and love of the seas at the Scottish Seabird Centre this June. Now in it’s third year, MarineFest will run from 8 to 12 June. The packed programme brings together leading artists, writers and environmentalists to celebrate Scotland’s incredible marine wildlife and habitats.

Joining the programme are wild swimming writers Vicky Allan and Anna Deacon, World Ocean Day Youth Ambassador, Caitlin Turner and Edinburgh Sketcher and to name just a few.

The kids will be spoilt for choice with rockpool sessions, live science shows, gannet games and messy play.

Enjoy a family friendly evening Catamaran Cruise around the Bass Rock as the sun starts to set.

All of the events must be pre-booked and the full programme is available to book online.

As well as our ticketed events we have some brilliant drop-in activities and pop-ups with partners and local charities, see below for details and don't miss the amazing plastics exhibition by local artist Lil Vischer which will be on in our boat office until 25 June.

Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery
Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery is open every day between 12pm-4pm, welcoming visitors to meet baby lobsters and look around the education container. Pick up a special activity sheet during opening hours for Marine Fest. Please note the opening of the hatchery is weather dependent. 
Open Daily

Solutions to Pollution with Fidra
Do you know your nurdles? Are problem chemicals PFAS popping up in your favourite sea creature? The team from environmental charity Fidra are here to help with hands on activities and expert insights into plastic and chemical pollution. Drop by to find out how pollution impacts our oceans and explore how you can be the solution to pollution!
8 June - 12 - 4pm

Scottish Wildlife Trust Pop Up
Scottish Wildlife Trust's Living Seas team will be on site hand to chat to people about their marine conservation work and their Snorkel Trails, including those in North Berwick.
9 June - 10am - 12pm

The brilliant volunteers from North Berwick's RNLI will be in our welcome walkway to pass on vital sea safety advice to help you enjoy your trip to the sea side safely and other information about how you can help them save lives at sea.
11 June 12 - 2pm