CLOSED FOR 2018 SEASON

We are now closed until spring next year.  Thank you to everyone who visited us and we hope to see you again next year.

MUSICAL INTERPRETATION OF BLACK FRIDAY

It will soon be the anniversary of the Great Fishing Disaster – Black Friday. It is 137 years since the fishing boats from the Berwickshire coast went out to sea on 14th October 1881. Many did not return. We have a presentation by Eyemouth High School pupils and the electric voice theatre which tells the story of the storm in song and music, interpreted from the meteorological data of that day.

NEW STOCK IN GIFT SHOP

We now have a great range in our gift shop.  Lots of toys and games to keep the children and adults occupied!  Cards and postcards, books, keyrings, nautical gifts, paperweights and much, much more!  Come in and have look.  Perfect for presents!

NEW EXHIBITS

We have added to our collection of skeletons.  Come in and guess what they are!

FISH TANK

Our fish tank, which replicates life in a local rockpool, is now well established.  We have a great variety of creatures!  Here are some of them!

NOW OPEN FOR 2018

We opened our doors for the season  at the end of March with our usual opening hours 10am -5pm, Monday – Sunday.

We have lots for you to see in 2018 including the return of our fish tank (with rock pool wildlife) and some different exhibits.   We also have lots of new ranges in our shop, including toys, nicknacks and quality souvenirs.  We look forward to seeing you!

NEW STOCK IN THE GIFT SHOP

This year we have some beautiful new ranges in the gift shop.

We have ceramics and textiles from Hannah Turner which are designed and made in Britain with an environmental ethos.

 

We also have a range of paperweights from Hafod Grange in Wales.  These are made from dried botanical specimens such as blooms and seed heads embedded in clear polyester resin.  They are cast in a globe shape which allows the specimen to be seen in its beauty from all angles, creating a crystal clear effect.

 

We have a variety of postcards, cards, magnets and books too as well as childrens’ toys and St Abbs lifeboat stock.  And don’t forget our bespoke  prints and magnets of St Abbs by Eilidh Muldoon and Andy Tuohy!

ART COMPETITION OVERALL WINNER

The overall winner in our art competition was chosen by Eilidh Muldoon, an Edinburgh artist who has produced some art work of St Abbs for us this year.  The winner is Iona Gillie from Ayton’s Primary 5 and she won a framed print of her picture.  Her picture has also been made into a postcard which we are selling here with all proceeds going to Ayton school’s Parent Council.   

The overall winning picture by Iona Gillie, primary 5, Ayton primary school

The overall winning picture by Iona Gillie, primary 5, Ayton primary school

 

Iona Gillie, our art competition overall winner, with a framed print of her picture.

Iona Gillie, our art competition overall winner, with a framed print of her picture.

ART COMPETITION WINNERS

The voting for the art competition concluded at the end of July and we can now announce the winners.  Well done to them and all the entrants!

Primary 1 winner - Faye Richardson, Ayton

Primary 1 winner – Faye Richardson, Ayton

Primary 2 winner - Lyra Ross, Coldingham

Primary 2 winner – Lyra Ross, Coldingham

Primary 3 Winner - Heidi Blake, Ayton

Primary 3 Winner – Heidi Blake, Ayton

Primary 4 winner - Gemma Russell, Cockburnspath

Primary 4 winner – Gemma Russell, Cockburnspath

Primary 5 winner - Iona Gillie, Ayton

Primary 5 winner – Iona Gillie, Ayton

Primary 6 winner - Carrie Gibson, Coldingham

Primary 6 winner – Carrie Gibson, Coldingham

Primary 7 winner - Merryn Lloyd Jones (Coldingham)

Primary 7 winner – Merryn Lloyd Jones (Coldingham)

ART COMPETITION

This year we have worked with three local primary schools – Ayton, Cockburnspath and Coldingham – to hold an art competition.

We chose the theme of marine conservation and looking after our seas and the St Abbs Marine Station visited each school and gave a short talk on that topic.  The children were then asked to produce a piece of art on ‘why you think we should protect sea life’.  Each school has given us two entries for each class and we have invited the public to vote for the ones they like best.  The overall winner will have their picture made into a postcard which we will sell here at the Visitor Centre on behalf of their school’s Parent Council.  The voting is open 2nd – 31st July.

 

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