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Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is located within the boundaries of the first National Park in Scotland, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. The centre is just 30 minute drive from Glasgow, easily reached by car, bus, or train. So, if you are looking for a Bird of Prey encounter, why not come along and spend a few hours in the company of these remarkable creatures.
 
There are over thirty five Birds of Prey and Owls, representing over twenty seven species. Birds of all sizes, the Little Owl, Kestrels, Buzzards, Hawks, Falcons and Eagles, including "Orla", our Golden Eagle.
 
So why not come in and meet our feathered companions. Visitors always leave enlightened, having learned a great deal more about birds of prey. Most are surprised at the number of species there are. All visitors comment on how close they can get to the birds, and appreciate their size and power. Above all, visitors recognise the passion of those who care for the birds.
 
The Founder
 
Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre was founded in November 2004 by Brian Haining, my friend. Sadly, Brian was diagnosed with cancer in March 2005. Despite intensive treatment, Brian lost his battle with cancer in October 2006, aged 41.
 
Anyone who knew Brian understood his passion for the birds and their welfare. Pity help anyone who did something incorrectly, or forgot the basic rules. The birds were treated like they were his offspring. That passion has been passed on to the volunteers who helped in the past, and who help now.
 
Many people who met and worked with Brian have remarked on how he changed their lives, a unique individual, prone to exaggeration sometimes, but always honest. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone, too forgiving most of the time.
 
Brian's family relinquished all ties with the centre in 2007. Now relocated to a purpose built facility, I think Brian would be proud of how his dream has become reality, a focal point for the public to relax and learn about these, often misunderstood, creatures.
 
   
"An exciting morning with these beautiful birds is really what I needed. Thank you."
Alex Rine Ferguson, Dubai..
 
"Fantastic little place, much, much better than we could have anticipated."
N. Jephcote & M. Eaton, Coventry.
 
"Thank you for a wonderful visit, a great 2 hours."
Julia & Martin Midgley, Christchurch, Dorset.
 
"Had a fantastic time, very lovely, friendly people. Beautiful, contented birds."
Joanne & Gareth Glover, County Down.
 
"What a wonderful place. The staff are great and the birds are magnificent. Well done on a great learning experience."
Lynn & Mike Burton, Brighton, West Sussex.
 
"The tour was informative and interesting. All the birds are amazing. The centre seems to be doing a fantastic job looking after these beautiful creatures. All in all, a great experience"
The Duigenan Family, England.
 
"Such an amazing visit. I don't think I have ever seen my husband lost for words. A fantastic fun filled family treat."
The Spink Family, London.
 
"Excellent experience. Really enjoyed it, and so did the kids"
D. Roscoe, Manchester.
 
"Fantastic day, Thanks a million. Better than we expected. Excellent, exceeded all our expectations."
Jan Clark, Northwich, Cheshire.
 
"Never seen a centre like this - Perfect"
Ton Haase, The Hague, Netherlands.
 
"Beautiful birds. Wonderful to see such good work! Will be teaching this to Grade 1."
Tiffany Syrtanen & Val Foster, Ontario, Canada.
 
"A humbling experience, thank you"
Charles Dance, London.