Family Activities The Islay Natural History Trust in Port Charlotte organises lots of activities in the Summer and the Tuesday's in July and August are reserved for Family Activity Sessions. Rockpooling on August the 2nd, Flower Power on the 9th, Pond Dipping on the 16th, Moorland Magic on the 23rd and Beachcombing Treasures on the 30th. Activities start on tuesdays at 2pm, Â£2.50 per adult/child and Â£7.50 for a family. Download the full programme here
Nature Rambles Each Monday and Friday afternoon, from 30th May to 30th September, the Islay Natural History Trust invites you to come on a ramble to look at the birds, flowers, animals, butterflies and other fauna and flora of this wildlife-rich island. The rambles must be booked in advance, by phoning either of these numbers (01496-850288 or 07967-205229) at any time up to 1.00 pm on the day. Each ramble will start at 2.00 pm and last for about two hours. Nothing strenuous involved, but come prepared with waterproof footwear as well as clothing to suit the weather. Sorry, no dogs. Download the full programme here
New Staff Member Rukmini Devi Iâ€™m sure everybody remembers the wildest and stormy day of 23rd May 2011. It was my first day at work at the Islay Natural History Trust Visitor Centre. I was very excited and a bit nervous, because itâ€™s a different nature of job compared to my past experiences. So far working here has been a challenging and a learning process. Getting to know about Islay, which has such an abundance of nature with many different species and a variety of habitats, makes my job more interesting and enjoyable so Iâ€™m very grateful for the opportunity to work here. Rukmini is portrayed in the picture (right) while releasing butterflies together with Centre Manager Becky Williamson (left).
Visitor evening Our second visitor evening was another success with about 55 people attending and being treated to Ella Edgar and her dancers and several other entertainers. Thanks to all for making it such an enjoyable evening.