Help toads on the move

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HISTORIC Scotland rangers are seeking volunteers to assist with the annual toad migration.

Throughout spring, rangers carry out early morning patrols in Holyrood Park to ensure every toad gets to its destination safely.

The annual Watch Out, Toads About event will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday.

Katy Firth, of the Holyrood Park ranger service, said: “In winter the toads live around Arthur’s Seat and Dunsapie Loch. In order to get to where they spawn, they have to cross a public road with high kerbs.”

Willing volunteers should email hsrangers@scotland.gsi.gov.uk or call 0131-652 8150 for further information.