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Swimming Free

2 Jun 2016

This week we're waving goodbye to our young salmon fry as they swim off to a new life out in the wild...

The Salmon in the visitor centre tank have been growing and growing over the past few weeks, and they've finally reached the point where they're large enough to be released into River Ythan.

Our regular Wednesday volunteer group from the Bridge Project in Ellon were on hand to help us release the little Salmon into the burn at Methlick, just above the point where it joins the Ythan itself. Hopefully in a few year's time we'll see at least a couple of these fish returning to the river to lay their own eggs.

Huge thanks to Alec and everyone else at River Ythan Trust for providing the salmon in the first place and keeping an eye on the tank, and everyone at Aberdeenshire Council (especially Brian!) for getting the equipment together for us in the first place. 

Dog Days

Huge thanks to everyone at D.A.W.G.S. for organising the wonderful Day In The Country at Haddo on Sunday. It was probably the biggest event we've had at Haddo all year, apart from Easter, and it was great to see everyone and their canine companions having such a good time. 

There are lots of doggy photos from the day on our Facebook page so why not have a look and see if your pet made it into our gallery!

Haddo Voices

This evening the Canadian Hall will be full of superb singing at the Haddo Voices Annual Summer Concert. Haddo Voices are our two junior choirs, usually rehearsing in Ellon and performing regularly here at Haddo. The concert starts from 7pm and admission is £5 on the door.

If you know someone who's (or you are!) any age from 5-18 and interested in singing, from jazz and folk to classical, then the Voices choirs would love to hear from you. You can find full details and all their contact addresses at www.hhcos.org.uk/groups/voices

Energetica Walks

Both of our Energetica Puffin walks tomorrow and on the 11th June are now fully booked. We will run an extra walk on the 18th June if there's enough interest so if you fancy that then just drop us an email and let us know. 

There are still spaces on our Bat Watch on Saturday evening, again just drop us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.