You don't need a ticket for this bus!

Photo of Wild about Scotland bus that is visiting Midlothian libraries

Hop on board the Wild about Scotland bus and find out more about local wildlife and the environment!

Visiting local libraries

The bus is stopping at three Midlothian libraries over the summer.

About conservation

It is a joint initiative delivered by conservation charity Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and supported by the Clydesdale Bank.

Learn about amazing wildlife

The double decker bus travels around the country to bring free fun activities to children and their families. It has been fully converted to provide a unique space for children to learn about Scotland's natural history and amazing native wildlife. 

Fun activities 

During a visit to the bus, families can take part in activities such as guess the animal skulls, build a beaver dam and look at mini-beasts under microscopes.

Where can I visit it?

Midlothian libraries visited by the bus over the summer are:

  • Friday 20 July Loanhead Library 10.00 -3.00 pm
  • Friday 3 August Newbattle Library 10.00 -3.00 pm
  • Thursday 16 August Penicuik Library 10.00 -3.00 pm.

Just drop in

There is no need to book – anyone who is interested should just pop along to a session. For more information ask at the library holding the event you are interested in.

Be inspired

Cllr Stephen Curran, cabinet member with responsibility for libraries said: “The Wild about Scotland bus events are interesting and free so I would encourage families to pop along. The sessions are not only fun but they also bring wildlife education to our doorsteps. Hopefully some of the young people who visit the bus may be inspired enough to become our future conservationists.”

Lots to do in Midlothian over the summer

A host of activities are running across Midlothian over the summer.

10 Jul 2018