Promoting conservation and attracting visitors

Community interest company Birds Gardens Scotland CIC is located at Oxton in the Scottish Borders.

Their mission is to protect bird and plant species, including those critically endangered. The centre also facilitates conservation breeding and rearing programmes.

SOSE provided £25,000 in support to help develop a seven-acre site to house and breed over 300 birds from across the world. The funding has directly allowed the company to build anew boardwalk for visitors to use in the outdoor area.

The facility is a ‘community hub’ within the Scottish Borders. It features a coffee shop and playground. The outdoor classroom and education area will create a recreational greenspace for visitors to learn more about endangered birds