The Bass Rock near North Berwick – the biggest single island gannet colony in the world (see readers’ pictures p14) – has been shortlisted in the category of Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013.
The ten nominees were selected by nature writer Mark Cocker and presenter of the BBC’s Big Wildlife Revival Ellie Harrison. Commenting on Bass Rock, they said: “The spot to see gannets, with 150,000 in peak season. Many other seabirds too.”
Now in their third year, the awards are a celebration of the British countryside and its people.
The public are being asked to vote for their favourites. Details can be found on BBC Countryfile Magazine’s website at www.countryfile.com/awardsvote or email your votes to email@example.com.
Voting closes on 30 September.