RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB, the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with their partners, they protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. They also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
RSPB Scotland Loch Leven Nature Reserve has been open to the public since 1967. Its location in the central belt of Scotland and on a popular tourist route to the Highlands makes it the ideal place to engage the public with nature. Set on the southern shore of the loch, the Loch Leven nature reserve offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and wildlife watchers alike. Ospreys visit the loch to fish during the summer, while up to 20,000 pink-footed geese fly in from Iceland come autumn.
Funding from Postcode Innovation Trust will be used to develop the visitor facilities at RSPB’s Loch Leven nature reserve with the goal of enhancing the visitor experience and increasing footfall and revenues. This will enable RSPB to deliver on their core aim of connecting individuals with nature in order to encourage them to take action to defend it. The project will work towards making RSPB Scotland Loch Leven one of the most accessible nature reserves in Scotland. Not only will this accessibility benefit visitors, but it will also open up volunteer and employment opportunities on site for those with additional access needs.