During a visit to Montrose recently to see family, I mentioned that I had been thinking about checking out this centre. My uncle informed me that he had been there just the week before, and had pictures of a Kingfisher, and seals, along with Herons and other such wildlife. Great!! I thought, but when I went, 25th October 2012.... I saw the Herons as they flew away from the Bank of Scotland Hide, no seals as the tide was still high, and no Kingfisher/s. There were however lots of Goldfinches, Bluetits, Siskins and so on, joyfully feeding just below the windows of the centre, where there are spotter scopes and binoculars available for use free of charge... or free of any additional charge at least. There is an entrance fee of £4 per adult if you are not a member of the Scottish Wildlife Trust. The centre itself has lots of information and interactive media for anyone keen on such things, and the young lady at the reception desk is very pleasant and helpful. There is wheelchair access into the centre, WC's, snacks and light beverages both hot and cold available. Overall, I would say I was disappointed to have not seen the seals and Kingfishers in particular, but that is something the centre cannot be held accountable for. I will return the next time I am in Montrose, without a doubt.
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