Findhorn Heritage  Heritage Centre  Ice House


News for 2017

We open for the 2017 season on Saturday 29th April. During May and September we are open from 2pm to 5pm on weekend afternoons, whilst in June July and August we are open every afternoon. During the close season we arranged a couple of historic and natural heritage themed illustrated talks. In November Tim Negus told the fascinating story behind the wrecks of the Zulu herring boats which have lain on the Culbin shore of Findhorn Bay for over 100years. In March, world expert Roy Dennis MBE told us all about the Ospreys of Moray and their complex lives, split between here and West Africa. During the summer months, we in Findhorn are frequently treated to the thrilling spectacle of Ospreys swooping down to catch fish in the Bay. However, Ospreys are just one of the many wonderful birds to be seen in and around Findhorn. We have a comprehensive ‘recent sightings’ board in the Heritage Centre which is regularly updated by local ornithologist Richard Somers Cocks. The list is supplemented by some of his absolutely stunning photographs. So if you are interested in birdlife and want to know what’s around at the moment, it’s well worthwhile dropping in to the Heritage centre to look at the list. We are currently putting the finishing touches to the ‘storychair’ in the Icehouse where visitors will be able to listen to accounts of salmon netting and of bothy life as related by Billy, who fished at the Old Bar netting station in the 1950s. We hope to be able to record and share other ‘Old Findhorn’ stories in the future. We very much look forward to welcoming you in 2017.