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11 May, 2018

Discover Loch Leven with a fun family day

There’s plenty of free fun in store for families at one of Scotland’s most popular nature reserves, Loch Leven, on Sunday, 27 May.

Neil Mitchell, Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH) Loch Leven reserve manager, said:

“We’re excited to welcome everyone to our Discovery Day at Loch Leven. We’ve hosted this fun family event since 2005, and every year it’s fantastic to see visitors get up close to underwater beasties, insects and moths and find out more about birds, native squirrels, dragonflies and bats. We hope as many people as possible will come along and discover all Loch Leven has to offer.”

On Discovery Day, visitors can get involved in crafts, face-painting, quizzes, story-telling, and wildlife and nature displays. SNH staff will be on hand so visitors can find out more about how Loch Leven is managed to encourage more people to connect with nature, alongside a range of organisations that help make Loch Leven a great place for visitors and wildlife, including River Forth Fisheries Trust and RSPB. 

Teas, savouries and baking will be provided by Portmoak SWI. The event starts at 12 noon.

For more information on Discovery Day, please call the SNH reserve office on 01738 458609.

Loch Leven is Scotland’s largest lowland loch. Its attracts not only the largest concentration of breeding ducks anywhere in the UK, but also many thousands of migratory ducks, geese and swans every autumn and winter, as well as plenty of other wildlife, plants and trees.

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MEDIA QUERIES - For more information, contact SNH media relations & PR officer for Scottish Natural Heritage, Vicki Mowat, on 0131 316 2659 or vicki.mowat@snh.gov.uk (Tues-Fri), or the main SNH press office on 01463 725 022.

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Notes to editors

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve is one of many NNRs in Scotland. NNRs are special places that look after some of the best of Scotland’s nature on behalf of everyone who lives or visits Scotland, and they provide unique opportunities to visit, enjoy and learn more about Scotland’s nature. For more information, see www.nnr-scotland.org.uk.

Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help everyone understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.snh.gov.uk. SNH media is also now on Twitter at twitter.com/SNH_Tweets

Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help people understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.nature.scot or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SNH_Tweets

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