OLDER people could soon enjoy the coast without stepping outdoors thanks to a generous grant.

The Scottish Seabird Centre, which has been shut throughout much of the coronavirus pandemic, has received £2,500.

The funding, from Community Windpower and BeGreen Dunbar’s Covid-19 crisis fund, will be used to enable older people to access local coastal environments via digital resources.

Charlotte Bray, fundraising manager at the Seabird Centre, said: “The funding is a vital part of the production of wellbeing packs for older audiences.

“The packs will include podcasts, videos, animations, downloadable activities, reading and watching lists, and online talks.

It marks the second consecutive year that the popular attraction has benefited from the fund.

Last year, £2,500 was granted to help show children how marine environments can be kept healthy and wildlife-rich.

Diane Wood, community benefits director at Community Windpower, which operates the Aikengall Community Windfarms, said: “We hope our funding can help make a small difference to the Seabird Centre and the older audience who can benefit from the amazing benefits that nature can bring.”