IT’S National Marine Week from August 5-11, and the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle in Ayrshire is hosting a series of free events for nature lovers to dive into.

From beach cleans to beach art and rockpool rambles to guided tours, Culzean Castle Rangers have six fin-tastic events lined up, suitable for all ages which will tell the story of the beach’s natural history and wildlife.

Perched on the Ayrshire cliffs, near the town of Maybole, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most treasured heritage sites and boasts miles of beaches and coastlines to run along and of course, protect and preserve.

Karen Gardiner, ranger at Cuzlean Castle, said: “Every day we witness first-hand the vast amount of plastic in our oceans. We can’t wait to do our bit this National Marine Week, and show our love for Scotland’s coastlines and wildlife, while helping National Trust for Scotland members and visitors experience the joys of the sea.”

The full week of activities are suitable for adults and children alike and cost nothing to attend for members and just the standard park admission for non-members.

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