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10 Sept 2023

Welcome to our 2023 bioblitz report! The aim of the bioblitz was to record as many different plant and animal species located within St Abb's Head NNR and the Berwickshire Marine Reserve as possible, to create a snapshot of data in one day. Find out more below including the full list of observations made.

BMR Bioblitz 2023!

29 Aug 2023

Welcome to the final ranger roundup of 2023! The team thoroughly enjoyed their last week with the BMR getting stuck in with many activities like rockpool rambles, beach cleans and Eyemouth RNLI Gala Day. Sarah, Seren and Finlay would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has engaged with us over the past few months and we are looking forward to an action packed summer next year!

Marine Ranger Roundup Week 12

24 Aug 2023

Welcome to week 11 of our ranger round up. We had another busy week with rockpool rambles and our last summer ranger shorewatch session. We also celebrated the 39th birthday of the BMR in the traditional way!

Marine Ranger Round Up Week 11

16 Aug 2023

Welcome to week 10 of our ranger round up. With only 2 more weeks with our summer rangers there are plenty of activities to get involved with - make sure to check out our Facebook page for more information. Take a look at what the team were up to last week, including shorewatches, rockpooling and our Marine Education Centre tank maintenance.

Marine Ranger Roundup Week 10

7 Aug 2023

Welcome to Week 9 of our ranger round up. With just under a month left before our rangers finish for the summer our events schedule is as busy as ever. Take a look at what we have been up to this week, including a very wet summers day spent at St Abbs National Nature Reserve.

Marine Ranger Round Up Week 9

31 Jul 2023

Hello and welcome to our 7th and 8th week on the reserve as your summer rangers! Here’s a video of week 7 for you to follow some of our activities for that week, with a concise description to guide. We also have our usual weekly blog for week 8. Enjoy!

Marine Ranger Roundup Weeks 7 & 8

27 Jul 2023

Catch per Unit Effort of Decapod Species, C. pagurus and H. gammarus, from a Voluntary Marine Reserve

18 Jul 2023

This week our rangers have been getting involved with our exciting summer activities including shorewatch and wildlife tours. There has also been a lot of work going on behind the scenes to keep our lobster hatchery up and running. Find out more below about what the team has been up to in week 6.

Week 6: Ranger Roundup

12 Jul 2023

For the last two weeks we have been busy getting ready for our Marine Education Centre and Lobster Hatchery to open and hosting the last of our school beach days! Find out more below about what we've been up to in weeks four and five.

Marine Ranger Roundup Weeks 4 & 5

9 Jul 2023

Lawson Wood: The Scot who photographs life underwater

Lawson Wood: The Scot who photographs life underwater

30 Jun 2023

Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

28 Jun 2023

Marine Ranger Week 3 Roundup

Marine Ranger Week 3 Roundup

18 Jun 2023

Welcome to week 2 of our Ranger Roundup! This week we opted to vlog our experiences to showcase the marine reserve in the beautiful sunshine.

Marine Ranger Week 2 Roundup: A week on the water

12 Jun 2023

Marine Ranger Week 1 Roundup: Welcome Rangers!

Marine Ranger Week 1 Roundup: Welcome Rangers!

8 Jun 2023

World Ocean Day 2023

World Ocean Day 2023

5 Apr 2023

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter!

Spring Newsletter

12 Jan 2023

A number of worthy projects across the Scottish Borders will receive grants from the Rural & Island Communities Ideas into Action (RICIA) fund.

Borders not for profit groups benefit from new grants

15 Dec 2022

2022 has been busy, with staff changes and new projects. We welcomed our new Executive Director, Andy Ashcroft, in June and have had a lot of exciting developments. Read on to find out what we have been up to...

Winter Newsletter

17 Oct 2022

The second round of the Community Marine Monitoring Equipment Fund has been launched this month to help communities and local groups get involved in monitoring Scotland’s seabed and coastlines.

New round of funding for community marine surveys announced

9 Sept 2022

The bird photographer of the year winners for 2022 have been unveiled. The world’s largest bird photography competition, which saw more than 20,000 entries from all over the world. Bird behaviour category, silver award winner Common guillemot (Uria aalge). Berwickshire marine reserve, Scotland
Photograph: Henley Spierse

Bird photographer of the year – the winning pictures
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