Welcome to RSPB Scotland Mill Dam nature reserve. This natural marsh was dammed in the 1880s, providing an ideal habitat for birds throughout the year.
In summer, you'll see large numbers of breeding wildfowl, including pintails, redshanks and wigeons, while in the winter migrating whooper swans and other birds visit the marsh. It's a great day out for all the family, with children's binoculars available in the hide.Opening times
The hide is open at all times but there is no access to the reserve itself.Entrance charges
Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.Information for families
Our hide has special children's binoculars available and lots for children to see in spring and summer especially.Information for dog owners
This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) we would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog.