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16 July, 2014

Free summer fun at Tentsmuir

A series of free family events – including nature crafts, a geocaching trail and fun quizzes – is taking place at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve this summer.

The drop-in events are run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). They’ll take place in and around Kinshaldy car park and picnic area between 12.30 and 15.30 on the following Thursdays: 24, 31 July and 7 August. There is no need book.

The first event on 24 July has an explorer theme and will include a geocaching trail, finger puppets and the chance to build a ladybird feeder.

The 31 July event will feature a mini beast activity and a craft corner. On 7 August, families will be able to follow a sea eagle trail and take part in a ‘Poo are you?’ quiz.

Tom Cunningham, SNH reserve manager said, “The events will give children and their parents the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement that nature has to offer at this wonderful reserve. It’s a great place to spend the summer holidays.”

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) boasts constantly moving sand at the edge of the sea to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, while hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food hidden in the mudflats. Inland, you can discover the hidden gem of Morton Loch and search for birds like the shy teal dabbling at the water's edge and the elusive otter.

Notes to editors

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve is one of about 50 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

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