Scotland's Big Nature Festival returns

Check out this video of last year's event to find out what it's all about.

Just a few short weeks to go before the Scottish Birdfair (May 10-11) and we are busy  preparing for the big weekend.

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 marshaling 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.

A fantastic selection of talks from experts including David Lindo (AKA the Urban Birder) and Sir John Lister Kaye are sure to inspire. If you are interested in wildlife photography, join in Jo McIntyre's workshop and learn some new tips for taking stunning wildlife pics. Round out the day with a whisky tasting session brought to you by the Famous Grouse.

There’s also an opportunity to discover the remarkable wildlife of the Firth of Forth on a special seabird cruise on Sunday, May 11th. 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! Come along to a screening of the award-winning documentary Project Wild Thing which chronicles a father's attempts to get his kids to develop a love of nature. The screening is on Saturday and a special Q&A session with the Director, David Bond, is on Sunday. 

And let’s not forget the truly important things...the food and beverage options! Check out the Birdfair Bar for a selection specially brewed beers and stop by the Forest Cafe for a range of tasty lunch options and snacks.

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.