Sea Voyagers return to Macduff Marine Aquarium

Macduff Marine Aquarium is hosting a family fun day this Sunday, June 8.
Macduff Marine Aquarium is hosting a family fun day this Sunday, June 8.

The year of Homecoming brings Scots and their relations from around the world back to Scotland, but it’s not just people who are coming home for this summer.

Each year a multitude of furry, feathery, slimy and scaly beasts travel to Scotland and this weekend Macduff Marine Aquarium will be celebrating their arrival to the Moray Firth.

The celebrations began on Tuesday, June 3, when North-east schools participated in a special Sea Voyagers programme at the aquarium, exploring the marine journeys made by these animals on their way back to the Moray Firth.

Pupils then enjoyed a workshop led by Aberdeenshire Council Museum Service on the history of human journeys at sea.

On Sunday, June 8, aquarium visitors can join the family fun day which falls on World Oceans Day.

Visitors can explore the aquarium through the ‘Great Journeys Sea Trail’, as well as taking part in the salmon run games and climb the great salmon leap climbing wall. There will be talks and feed shows throughout the day with divers feeding the fish in the Kelp Tank at 2pm.

There will also be music, fishy balloon fun, face painting, rock pooling and inflatable dolphins. The event will end with a fantastic ‘Marine Life in Motion’ performance, featuring fishy headdress creations made at the recent COAST art festival.

Doors are open from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, June 8.