THE Scottish Seabird Centre was delighted to welcome visitors back last week – and has announced it will be open daily as of today (Thursday).

The centre, an independent charity based in North Berwick, reopened last Thursday for the first time in four months after it closed its doors in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Several new systems were put in place but people were said to have been accommodating and supportive.

Due to its long period of closure and these new systems, the centre was open from Thursday until Sunday last week and then closed Monday to Wednesday.

This allowed staff, all of whom had been on furlough, the time to adjust to the new ways of working and enhanced safety measures, as well as the chance to review the experience to see if any improvements were needed.

The opening is said to have gone well and without any major issues.

A spokesperson said: “We’ve all needed to adapt very quickly but are happy to say that members and visitors have been hugely understanding and supportive of the changes.

“We will open again daily from Thursday and can’t wait!”

The bookable timed visits to its newly refurbished Discovery Experience were fully booked all weekend, as were the wildlife boat trips.

The next step is to bring back the outdoor learning programme, with plans to celebrate National Marine Week (ending next Sunday, August 9) through bookable outdoor activities.