Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

The Harbour North Berwick EH39 4SS Open every day, except Christmas Day, from 10:00 T: 01620 890202 W: www.seabird.org Scottish Seabird Centre Control the interactive live cameras in the award-winning Discovery Centre to zoom in on amazing wildlife on the Firth of Forth islands. The Bass Rock is the world’s largest Northern gannet colony and BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year, and the Isle of May is the largest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain. There’s different wildlife to see throughout the year. Explore different zones, enjoy nature films in the Wildlife Theatre, and there’s a soft play and Kids’ Corner for little ones. Visit www.seabird.org for their events programme. The Seabird Cafe has East Lothian’s only seaside sun deck and the Gift Shop is jam-packed with produce made my local artists and craftspeople. There are also seasonal boat trips, including the Forth Ferry. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the decking area and water bowls can be provided. Assistance dogs are welcome in the...
Coastal Communities Museum

Coastal Communities Museum

Photography by Ian Goodall, www.northberwickphotos.com School Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4JU T: 01620 894313 W: www.coastalmuseum.org E: hello@coastalmuseum.org Coastal Communities Museum Our volunteer-run museum brings 10,000 years of heritage and culture of the local towns and villages of this coastal area alive with exhibits and activities for all ages from pre-school to pensioners. Exhibits and exhibition boards are regularly changed to reflect a new theme or a different focus – check out the www.coastalmuseum.org for what’s on – or drop in and see for yourself.  ‘Treasured Memories’ (opens on 1 April 2017). It will delight the eye and take you on a trip down memory lane.  Find out what inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, this maker of myths and teller of tales.  See the local places that enabled him to recreate the sights, sounds and smells of this coastal area in his stories. The museum is situated above the town library, but accessed by a lift or stairs.  It is within a few minutes walk of the town centre and in easy reach of local car parks.  Whether you are a local or a visitor to the Coastal Communities Museum, “your curiosity is welcome”. Opening Times: 11:00am – 4:00pm Opening Days April :  Wednesday – Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) May/June:  Saturday and Sunday ONLY July/August:  Wednesday – Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) September/October/November:  Saturday and Sunday ONLY plus all Public Holiday Mondays....
Tantallon Studios

Tantallon Studios

Halfland Barns Schoolhouse North Berwick East Lothian EH39 5PW Daily: 10am – 5pm T: 0131 477 9459 E: info@tantallonstudios.com W: www.tantallonstudios.com Tantallon Studios Tantallon Studios is a working artists’ studio near North Berwick. They welcome visitors all year round. The shop sells original pieces made by resident artists in the studios. They have two self-catering cottages at Halfland Barns, adjacent to the studios. They offer creative workshops and activities for artists of all ages and abilities. Tantallon Studios is a perfect place to learn all about art and...
Fingers and Thumbs

Fingers and Thumbs

37 Westgate North Berwick EH39 4AG Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00 Sunday 12:00 – 16:00 (open Sunday mornings by arrangement) T: 01620 894262 E: hello@fingersandthumbsnb.co.uk W: www.fingersandthumbsnb.co.uk Fingers and Thumbs Marion Seath and Dawn Adam, professional artists and designers, founders and owners of fingers and thumbs. Dawn Adam Daughter of professional photographers, Dawn studied at the Cumbria College of Art (art and design), Bath Academy of Art (BA in visual communications) and Brunell University (BA in furniture restoration). This has led her to work all over the world – as a designer, art consultant, interior designer, photographer and furniture restorer.  While living in Tokyo she taught English through art and craft and later established her own business teaching English. Marion Seath Marion is a jewellery-maker and silversmith.  She grew up in North Berwick – and is delighted to have returned to the town and ‘settled down’ with her husband. Marion has several years’ experience of working with a wide range of craft disciplines and, as a volunteer Brownie leader for seven years, has lots of experience of teaching her skills to children.  In 2007, following a career in dental hygiene, she attended Carnegie College and gained an HNC in jewellery-making and silversmithing.  Items from her ever-popular jewellery collection are available to buy from fingers and...
Dunbar Leisure Pool

Dunbar Leisure Pool

Castlepark Dunbar EH42 1EU T: 01368 865456 E: dunbarleisure@enjoyleisure.com W: www.enjoyleisure.com Dunbar Leisure Pool Create a splash at Dunbar Leisure Pool, the ultimate centre for aquatic fun for all the family!  The pool has a beach area with water characters for younger children to play on, as well as a wave machine and flume. Dunbar Leisure Pool also offers a variety of fitness classes, sports coaching sessions, a health suite with steam room and sauna, and has a state-of-the-art Bodyworks Gym with cardiovascular and resistance equipment. Dunbar Leisure Pool’s cafe is open daily to the public.  Serving a range of hot and cold beverages, light meals and snacks, the café offers beautiful views of the coastal cliff...