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Three Know Your Coast Tours Announced

Work in Tourism?

Know where to show you clients the best of the areas wildlife and seascapes?

If not, how can you help your customers make the most of their time in Aberdeen City and Shire.
‘Know Your Coast’ trips are one day tours of the wildlife and scenic hotspots of the coast between Fraserburgh and St Cyrus with local expert, Ian Hay. They include a range of stops and short walks to see the best the area has to offer . You may be amazed what you have been missing.


Autumn Gold
In a first for Know Your Coast in 2014 we will be offering a Autumn Trip based on the best that this stunning season has to offer with the highlight being the Geese Roost at the Loch of Strathbeg.
Date 25th November 2014 -11am to 5.30pm

Spring on the Coast
Aberdeen To Fraserburgh 16 March 2015 - 10am to 4.30pm
Newburgh to St Cyrus 24th March 2015 - 10am to 4.30pm

Thanks to the generous support of Visit Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Council these events are free but booking is required

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07971149117. Also please see www.discovereastgrampiancoast.com for more of what our coast has to offer.

Energetica Walking and Wildlife Festival

The last weekend in May will this year host the Energetica Walking and wildlife festival celabrating the area between Peterhead and Aberdeen.

www.energetica.uk.com/festival/

As part of the festival EGCP Project Manager, Ian Hay will be guiding a number of wildlife cruises, bbok now as spaces are limited.

Know your coast 2013

In March and April 2013 the East Grampian Coastal Partnership will be holding five ‘Know your coast days’. The aim of these days is to show front of house tourism staff the wildlife and beauty of the East Grampian Coast.

Did you know that:-

  • ·         Upto 70,000 geese roost at the loch of Strathbeg
  • ·         120,000  seabirds breed at Fowleshugh
  • ·         Puffins can be seen within 5miles of Stonehaven and Peterhead
  • ·         Upto 400 seals haul out on a beach 20meters away from a public path at Newburgh
  • ·         Aberdeen is the best city in Europe for watching whales and dolphins

In order for visitor to the area to make the most of their time with us they need to know the best places that we have to offer, and the best way for them to learn this is from the people they meet. A leaflet is one thing but first hand information from an enthusiastic local is much better.

Each day will last from 9.30 am to 4.30pm and will involve a bus trip to a range of wonderful coastal sites. Thanks to sponsorship from Aberdeenshire Councils these events are free although a £50 cancelation charge will be levied if you cancel within 48hours of the trip.

The dates and meeting points are:-

Wednesday, 27th March - AECC focusing on Wild Enegetica

Visiting – AECC, Aberdeen Harbour Tour, Ythan walk, Forvie NNR centre, Bullars of Buchan Walk, AECC

Thursday 28th March, 7th March - Stonehaven Focusing of the Coast from Aberdeen to St Cyrus

Visiting – Stonehaven, Aberdeen Harbour Tour, Fowleshugh, Catterline, St Cyrus, Stonehaven

Tuesday 16th April - Peterhead Focusing on Fraserburgh to Aberdeen

Visiting – Peterhead, Ythan walk, Forvie NNR centre, Bullars of Buchan Walk, Peterhead Bay, Loch of Strathbeg, Peterhead 

Wednesday 24th April - AECC focusing on Wild Enegetica.

Visiting – AECC, Aberdeen Harbour Tour, Ythan walk, Forvie NNR centre, Bullars of Buchan Walk, AECC

Thursday 25th April - Stonehaven Focusing of the Coast from Aberdeen to St Cyrus

Visiting – Stonehaven, Aberdeen Harbour Tour, Fowleshugh, Catterline, St Cyrus, Stonehaven

What participates said last year

  • ‘I was fascinated by the dolphins and stories about the whale sightings in Aberdeen Harbour. I promote the city and I wasn’t really that aware of how close they came into the bay. The visit to Strathbeg was also magical – I wasn’t aware it was as big or as visually stunning as it was.’
  •  Great programme – would like to send all visitscotland staff on trips
  • The knowledgeable guide, Ian & the emphasis, (for a change which is long overdue!) on things other than our inland attractions
  • Extremely worthwhile. It’s so important that as many people working in promoting the region attend these courses. It is an eye opener to what is on our doorstep.

In addition, and for a little bit more work, participants can receive a Dolphin mark showing that they are knowledgeable and that the business has a wild range of wildlife based information.

To register please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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