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Operation: Broken Feather

Discover our fun, new interactive exhibition about one of Scotland’s rarest birds. Help Secret Agent Corncrake discover why the noisy yet secretive corncrakes are disappearing from Scotland! 

Join us for the opening of Operation: Broken Feather.  We will hear from guest speaker Professor Frank Rennie, author of ‘Corncrake: An Ecology of an Enigma’, and celebrate the start of the Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival, with the launch of the 2023 wildlife exhibition.  All are welcome to this special event, from 2pm on Thursday 22nd JuneBidh fàilte blàth romhaibh uile. 

We’re thrilled to be hosting Operation: Broken Feather. This interactive exhibition has been masterminded by RSPB Scotland as part of the Corncrake Calling project with support of the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

It was co-designed by SF+SH with students from Lochgelly High School, The Glasgow Academy, Berwickshire High School, Castlehead High School, St. Joseph’s Academy & Banff Academy.

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Corncrake Calling is a new four year project to save these small brown tawny members of the rail family.

About Corncrakes 

The conservation status of the corncrake remains precarious. Corncrake Calling is essential to ensure the future of this iconic and secretive species in Scotland, protect other wildlife and help preserve the unique culture of rural Scottish communities.

Corncrakes are secretive birds with a very loud voice. On arrival into Scotland from Africa the crex-crex call of the males rings out continuously from long vegetation until they attract a mate.

More about the Corncrake Calling Project here.