Todays Tides:

Tuesday 24th
May 2016

High: 4.62 m at 04:33
Low: 0.87 m at 10:05
High: 4.45 m at 17:00
Low: 1.02 m at 22:12

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From 1st March the Basin Visitor Centre will be open 7 days a week, 10:30am - 5pm.

The staff at the SWT Basin Visitor Centre have a
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Keep up-to-date with happenings on the Basin with the Blog on the SWT website.

Keep an eye on the Basin with the Montrose Basin webcam.

Welcome to the Wildlife of Montrose Basin

General information

Roadside Sign Montrose, on the North East coast of Scotland, is notable for its tidal basin. There is a variety of different zones on the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve ranging from the mud, fresh water, sea water, brackish water, saltmarsh, reedbed, unimproved grassland and arable land. The Reserve is particularly noted for the birds that breed, feed and roost there, but it is also notable for its plant life (both in and out of the water). Being a Local Nature Reserve, it is also important for the leisure activities it supports that co-exist with the wildlife - birdwatching, sailing, fishing and wildfowling among others.

With first class facilities in the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Visitor Centre and year-round wildlife interest, the Basin is worth a visit at any time.