Todays Tides:

Thursday 2nd
December 2021

High: 4.59 m at 00:00
Low: 0.81 m at 05:45
High: 4.77 m at 12:28
Low: 1.07 m at 18:04

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Latest News

Higher numbers of wigeon and shelduck than usual.
(28th Nov 2021)

The Visitor Centre is open from Friday to Monday, 10:30am - 1:00pm and 1:30pm - 4pm from November to mid February.
The visitor centre no longer has a timeslot system. You can still book tickets online, but this is entirely optional. These are day tickets and will simply allow payment of admission fee in advance. They will be accepting visitors on the door as usual.
Book your ticket on the website.
Christmas and New Year opening: Visitor Centre only open Friday 24th Dec 2021 and Friday 31th Dec 2021 and from Friday 7th Jan 2022 as usual.

The staff at the Scottish Wildlife Trust Basin Visitor Centre have a
 Facebook page. Check it out for latest sightings and events.

Keep up-to-date with happenings on the Basin with the Blog on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website.

The Basin SWT Webcam is not operational at the moment, but you can always look at the Visit Angus camera on the Basin.

Welcome to the Wildlife of Montrose Basin

Montrose, on the North East coast of Scotland, is notable for its tidal basin. There is a variety of different zones on the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve ranging from the mud, fresh water, sea water, brackish water, saltmarsh, reedbed, unimproved grassland and arable land.

Little Egret Little egret

The Reserve is particularly noted for the birds that breed, feed and roost there, including eider, pink-footed geese, mute swans, redshank, lapwing, pintail and wigeon.

Being a Local Nature Reserve, it is also important for the leisure activities it supports that co-exist with the wildlife - birdwatching, sailing, fishing and wildfowling among others.