Scottish Seabird Centre Announces New Trustee
Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, is today (Monday 27 March) announcing the appointment of a new Trustee. Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive officer of the Glasgow Science Centre, will take up the post with immediate effect.
This appointment comes at a crucial time for the Centre, as it progresses plans to create a National Marine Centre for Scotland (a working title). The new Centre will explore marine life above and below the waves, provide a national hub to communicate ground-breaking marine research taking place around Scotland and deliver new education and conservation programmes across the country.
Dr Breslin said: “Scotland’s marine environment and wildlife are of international importance. The Scottish Seabird Centre’s plans for a National Marine Centre are very exciting, building on the Centre’s successes to-date. The new Centre in North Berwick will inform and inspire people about Scotland’s natural heritage and I look forward to advising and supporting the team through the process to maximise the project’s potential.”
David Windmill, Chairman of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said: “Stephen’s experience of bringing science to wide audiences will be extremely welcome as we embark on the transformation of the Seabird Centre. We are at a critical time, with further community and stakeholder consultation planned to ensure we take supporters with us on this journey.”
Dr Breslin will play an important role in helping the Seabird Centre collaborate with the scientific community in the creation of the new National Marine Centre: collaboration and partnership working are central to the project plans.
Formerly CEO at Futurelab Education, one of the most highly respected think-tanks and research labs in the world, he has been leading the way at Glasgow Science Centre for 5 years, helping stimulate people’s interests in science. Starting his career as an engineering consultant, Dr Breslin has also worked for the Royal Navy at Faslane and as CEO of the Kelvin Institute Ltd, a joint venture between the University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow and Scottish Enterprise.
The Scottish Seabird Centre opened in May 2000 and has won multiple awards for tourism and sustainability. It has led a range of high profile conservation and education projects as well as providing a well-used facility both for locals and visitors all-year-round.
The Scottish Seabird Centre is an independent visitor attraction as well as a conservation and education charity dedicated to inspiring people to enjoy, learn about and look after our wildlife and natural environment. Further information can be found at www.seabird.org.
Scottish Seabird Centre
The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS