Families invited to celebrate Tentsmuir's 60th birthday

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There are still spaces left for Tentsmuir nature reserve's popular Family Day on Thursday, 3 July. The free event will celebrate Tentsmuir Point's 60 years as a national nature reserve, as well as marking the Year of Homecoming Scotland.

There will be lots of exciting activities for the family to enjoy, including a mini-beast safari and sand dune building. Local artist David Mitchell will be running art sessions and the day will also feature a special guest, storyteller Lea Taylor. Everyone will have the chance to join in as Lea weaves her wonderful stories.

Except for the £2 charge for the car park, it's free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tom Cunningham, SNH reserve manager, said:

"This will be a great day for the whole family, with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. You'll be able to make a bug hotel and a dream-catcher. You'll even be able to paint a picture of the reserve to be buried in a special Tentsmuir time capsule!"

To book places for the Family Day, call Tom on 01382 553704. Please leave a message on the answer machine, including a contact number, so that your place can be confirmed.

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 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 www.nnr-scotland.org.uk.

Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative managed by EventScotland, which is a part of VisitScotland. Homecoming Scotland 2014 will enable the tourism and events industries to further demonstrate the important role they play in delivering sustainable and sustained growth to Scotland's economy.

Further information: www.homecomingscotland.com

SNH Media
Office:  01463 725022
Email:  snhmedia@snh.gov.uk 

Vicki Mowat
Office:  0131 316 2659
Mobile:  07917 071543
Email:  Vicki.Mowat@snh.gov.uk 

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.snh.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter at

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