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15 May, 2019

Discover Loch Leven with a fun family day

One of Scotland’s most popular nature reserves, Loch Leven, is staging its fun-filled, family-friendly Discovery Day again this year.

Discovery Day will take place on Sunday 26 May, and will offer plenty of free events, including craft activities and face-painting, quizzes, story-telling, and lots of wildlife and nature displays. Visitors can also learn more about what Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) does to manage Loch Leven, as well as the work of many other organisations, such as the Forth Rivers Trust, Butterfly Conservation, RSPB, and many others who help make the loch a wonderful place for people and for wildlife.

Sarah Eaton, SNH’s Loch Leven reserve manager, said:

“We’re delighted to be hosting Discovery Day at Loch Leven again this year. We’ll have loads of activities and interesting things to see on the day. You’ll be able to get up close to underwater beasties, insects and moths and find out more about birds, red squirrels, dragonflies and bats.

"We hope you’ll come along, make a day of it and find out all that Loch Leven has to offer.”

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

For more information on the event, or how to get there, please call the SNH reserve office on 01738 458609 or email  You can also find out more by going to our Facebook page - search for @lochlevenNNR. 

Loch Leven is Scotland’s largest lowland loch and one of the most important sites for waterfowl in Britain. Its unique environment 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 boasting an interesting variety of wildlife, plants and trees.

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Loch Leven Discovery Day photo

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