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Get your skates on! with Orkney Field Club and Orkney Skate Trust

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Skaill and Quoyloo

West Mainland

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A chance to learn more about skate egg cases - those odd-looking, tendrilled pods that wash up on the beach, sometimes known as ‘mermaids’ purses’. These intriguing cases can come from a range of species, with Orkney waters even home to the largest known skate in the world.

We’ll start with an introduction and identification session at Quoyloo Old School Hall, then head out to Skaill beach for an open-ended field session.

All ages welcome. Skaill is a sloping beach, with boulders on the upper part of the shore giving way to sand. We won’t be covering a set distance - participants can choose how far to roam as we hunt for cases.

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