Scottish Seabird Centre

National Marine Centre

Our vision is to inform, engage and excite Scotland’s population and visitors about our amazing marine heritage and the need to look after it. The Centre will be a hub for education, conservation and research, building environmental citizenship that will conserve our marine heritage for the future.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC025837)

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Scotland’s beautiful, diverse marine ecosystems are at serious risk. Multiple threats include pollution, resource exploitation and climate change. Furthermore, despite its value, our marine heritage remains hidden and inaccessible. Lack of widespread understanding is possibly the greatest risk of all. There is a strong local need for this project: demand for marine-related education is rising. It far exceeds our current resources, leading to waiting lists and schools being turned away.


The National Marine Centre offers a fantastic opportunity to enable people to discover Scotland’s amazing marine world and explore life above and below waves. This innovative, exciting project will play a critical role in informing and inspiring people of all ages to take collective responsibility for our valuable marine heritage. It will widen our charitable impact, reaching new, broader audiences and beneficiaries, via events, activities, partnerships, outreach and digital engagement.