Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre, Beith, cares for Scotland’s injured and orphaned wildlife. It has been running for over 35 years and became a registered charity in 1986.
The centre is situated near Beith in North Ayrshire. It occupies a 20-acre site, including woodland, marsh, and open water. This gives a variety of release sites for our patients.
Hessilhead aims to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild and has facilities and experience to treat all species of Scottish wildlife. Facilities at the Centre include an intensive care unit, a swan/seal hospital with an indoor pool, a hedgehog unit, and more than 60 outdoor aviaries, enclosures and release pens.
31/07/2022 Avian Flu Update
It is probable that the large numbers of dead sea birds found in both the Clyde and Ayrshire coastal areas are due to Avian Flu (Bird Flu). As a result of this, it is with regret, that Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue are unable to take in any sea birds or Gulls at present. This is to ensure that we protect the birds that are currently in our care.
Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue would like to thank you for your continued support.