North Berwick

On the beach at North Berwick today. We visited the Scottish Seabird Centre and learnt a lot about local marine wildlife and the threats of climate change, plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing practices which are damaging the seabeds and destroying valuable coral reef habitats. Who knew Scotland had coral reefs? Well, we didn't until today. I'd definitely recommend a visit and supporting the work of marine conservation charities such as the Seabird Centre and the Marine Conservation Society if you can.

Another thing you can do from the Seabird Centre is to take a boat trip out to the Isle of May, which I've done before and it was one of the most amazing places I've ever been. In the spring and summer, it's an important site for breeding birds such as arctic terns and puffins. Nearby Bass Rock is also the largest Northern gannet colony in the world, and it's a spectacular sight in itself.