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03 May, 2022

Media invite: New Phoenix Hide officially opened at Loch Leven

Media invite: The new Phoenix Hide at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) will be officially opened by NatureScot chair Mike Cantlay and the Kinross Beavers.

Where: Loch Leven NNR near Kinross. Park at the NatureScot Office Kinross Pier/Fishery KY13 8UF. The hide is 5min walk from there.

When: Fri 6th May at 4pm

Photo opportunities: NatureScot chair Mike Cantlay and the 1st Kinross Beavers will cut the ribbon to officially open the new Phoenix Hide, which has risen from the ashes of the popular old hide that was burnt down last year.

For interview: NatureScot chair Mike Cantlay and Neil Mitchell, the NatureScot reserve manager who oversaw the rebuild, will be available for interviews.

Background: Staff, locals and visitors alike were devastated when the award-winning Mill Hide at Loch Leven NNR was burnt down in February of 2021. Encouraged by many offers of support from the community, NatureScot launched an appeal to help fund the replacement, which raised almost £30,000. The hide rebuild began in March and the recently completed new building has been renamed the Phoenix Hide as it has risen from the ashes of the old Mill Hide.

The official opening of the new Phoenix hide is an opportunity to celebrate the new hide and thank local business and the community for their amazing support, which highlights the real value of Loch Leven to both the Kinross community and to visitors near and far.

IMPORTANT: Please confirm by email that you wish to attend to

A news release and images will be issued on Friday.

Contact information

NatureScot Media
0131 316 2655

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