Scottish Birdfair team member, Stacey Maden, on preparing for the big day.

Countdown to the Scottish Birdfair

With just 1 month to go before the Scottish Birdfair, it’s all go in the office as we finalise plans for the big day.

This year we are excited to welcome even more exhibitors showcasing the very best in optics, clothing, arts and crafts, books and bird food (just to name a few) and we are looking forward to browsing the stalls ourselves.

One of the perks of being a Birdfair team member, aside from being issued with a walkie talkie, is the opportunity to meet so many people who share our love for wildlife and Scotland’s natural environment. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who help us with every aspect of the event, from marketing to traffic marshalling and we really couldn’t do it without them.

We are looking forward to welcoming a diverse range of conservation organisations, all with a commitment to protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Be sure to visit our friends and find out more about what they do and how you can help.

For those of you who like to take advantage of a full day- Set your alarm clock for a guided Dawn Chorus Walk around the beautiful grounds of Hopetoun House. Enjoy a coffee and the amazing sounds of songbirds greeting the day.

There’s also an opportunity to discover the remarkable wildlife of the Firth of Forth on a special seabird cruise. Experts will point out the diverse range of species found right on our doorstep from puffins and gannets to seals and jellyfish.

There’s lots to keep the little ones entertained too with pony rides, storytelling, puppet shows, nest box building and more!

And let’s not forget the truly important things...the food and beverage options! Our friends at the Duddingston Arms are back this year to offer a range of specially brewed beers and our very own ‘Birdfair Best’ beer brewed by Tryst Breweries. Fantastic coffee from Steampunk coffee will help you start the day right. A wide range of delicious lunch options including risotto, burgers, hog roast, and traditional Cullen skink will keep the entire family happy.

So, if you enjoy nature, wildlife, the outdoors, delicious locally sourced food and fun for the entire family- The Scottish Birdfair is the perfect event for you! We look forward to seeing you there!

You can view the full event programme and purchase tickets on the Scottish Birdfair website.

Photo: Ken Jack Agencies

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