Todays Tides:

Friday 29th
May 2020

Low: 1.71 m at 00:18
High: 4.10 m at 07:43
Low: 1.37 m at 13:28
High: 4.09 m at 20:27

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Latest News

The Visitor Centre is closed until further notice due to restrictions caused by the Coronovirus. Check on the SWT Events page for more information about individual events. The Basin Reserve is still open to visitors but the hides have been closed to prevent possible infection of hard surfaces.(18th March 2020)

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.

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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.