A LEADING nature conservationist has been named chairman of the Scottish Seabird Centre.
Stuart Housden, who was awarded an OBE in 2005, has been appointed chairman of the North Berwick-based charity’s board of trustees.
A former RSPB Scotland director and zoology graduate, he brings a wealth of charity experience and networks to the role, alongside a life-long knowledge and passion for nature conservation.
The Edinburgh resident and father of three is a member of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, where he is an advocate of investment in Scotland’s natural assets.
Mr Housden, a keen birdwatcher, said: “I am honoured to have been selected to chair the Scottish Seabird Centre, and look forward to meeting the many volunteers and supporters who have achieved so much in the charity’s first 20 years.
“Scotland’s marine environment, and the incredible numbers of seabirds that travel the oceans to either…