THE Scottish Seabird Centre is seeking to appoint a new chair for its team in North Berwick.

Current chair David Windmill, who has been in the post since 2012, is stepping down, having completed his two terms in office.

The charity was badly hit by the Covid-19 lockdown this summer, when it was forced to close its doors to visitors.

A fundraising appeal with a target of £200,000 was launched in May, backed by naturalist Chris Packham and broadcaster Simon King.

The target was met and the centre reopened its doors in July, though it is now operating at 40 per cent of its usual capacity.

The centre is now seeking an individual to chair its board, in a voluntary role.

In an online document advertising the role, the centre asks for someone “who brings with them specific experience, knowledge and expertise to lead the board”.

It adds: “We are looking to appoint a chair who brings with them: passion for protecting Scotland’s marine and coastal environment; ability to be an active ambassador for the organisation; experience of guiding the strategic development of an organisation; knowledge of the political, social and economic context that we operate within.”

The closing date for applications is noon on October 30. Full details and an application pack can be found at or by calling 01620 890202, selecting option 4.