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£2 million Solway Wetlands Centre opens

The new wetlands centre Credit: ITV News Border

The newly renovated Solway Wetlands Centre has officially opened at RSPB Campfield Marsh, near Bowness-on-Solway.

The visitor centre has been converted from a Victorian barn to house an education room and staff and volunteer space.

The visitor centre at RSPB Campfield Marsh Credit: ITV News Border

The renovation has used green techniques, such as wool insulation, hempcrete plaster and lime pointing, and its purpose is to provide a focal point and destination on the Solway Plain.

Visitors at the opening of the new centre Credit: ITV News Border

The project cost £1.9 million and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery.