Caithness Seal Workshop

Caithness Countryside Volunteers enjoyed a workshop on Seals last weekend (Sunday 17th August) held at Waterlines Heritage Centre, Lybster.

The event was organised by The Highland Council Planning and Development Service Countryside Rangers as part of the volunteer programme of events.

Local volunteers meet once a month to undertake a range of environmental projects around the county. This event, funded through the Moray Firth Partnership Community Grant Scheme, was aimed at raising the volunteer’s awareness of seals in the Moray Firth Area.

A PowerPoint presentation was given by Richard Bradley, local co-ordinator for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, who discussed seals of the Moray Firth in great detail.  The follow up boat trip was cancelled due to poor weather but is being rescheduled and volunteers are hopeful to view seals in their natural habitat.

Marina Swanson, East Caithness ranger and workshop organiser said: “We hold a workshop once a year for the volunteers as a thank you for all their efforts through out the year.  We are very fortunate to get funding from the Moray Firth Partnership who has supported the workshops over a number of years. Thank you to Richard Bradley for providing an interesting presentation and to Waterlines for hosting the event and serving an enjoyable lunch.”

The Caithness Countryside Volunteers are always looking to recruit additional members.  If you wish to find out more about the group, please contact Marina Swanson on 01955 607758 or e-mail


19 Aug 2008