MSP visits Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

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A local MSP visited Montrose Basin to mark the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s, which runs the centre, 50th anniversary this year.

MSP for Angus North and Mearns Nigel Don has shown his support for the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), who were holding an exhibition in parliament to celebrate 50 years of working to protect Scotland’s wildlife.

With a rural constituency Mr Don said he is aware of the hard work that the SWT put into guarding Scottish wildlife, which can be seen across Angus North and the Mearns.

Earlier in the year Nigel visited the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, which was opened in 1995 and works all year round to educate visitors on wildlife conservation.

Mr Don commented: “The Scottish Wildlife Trust centre at the Montrose Basin is a wonderful asset for the whole area; it attracts visitors from across the world. It is also a valuable resource for our local schools and introduces youngsters to a wide range of wild creatures.

“I am really grateful to the SWT for the effort they put into maintaining this and to the many volunteers who keep it open for us.”

The SWT works to protect Scotland’s wildlife by providing healthy, resilient ecosystems to support native species in order to guard habitats from further loss, restore degrading habitats, promote large scale wildlife rich landscapes and inspire and engage people in wildlife conservation.