New hides installed at Musselburgh


New hides have been installed at Musselburgh Lagoons, Lothian, as part of a wider habitat development project.

An area of waste ash from the former Cockenzie Power Station at the westernmost lagoon at Levenhall Links has been turned into a new series of gravel scrapes, while hides and a series of paths have been created. The work is part of a project by ScottishPower that has also seen wildflower meadows and trees planted.

One of the new hides at Musselburgh (Angus Bathgate).

Locals will now get the chance to explore the new bird habitat at a ‘walk and talk' event organised by the Friends of Levenhall Links on Tuesday [19 September].

Musselburgh is a popular birding location and has hosted many rarities down the years, including the recent Stejneger's Scoter and Pacific Golden Plover.