Optical equipment

Optical equipment

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Try our optics ranges outdoors, against the scenic backdrop of Aberlady Bay
Local Nature Reserve.


At Waterston House we offer a wide selection of optical equipment including binoculars, telescopes, monoculars, tripods and cleaning accessories.

Try out models from the UK’s top optics brands including Viking, RSPB, Swarovski and Zeiss, alongside selected others.

The equipment we stock has been chosen to cater to a variety of needs (and budgets!), whether you’re a traveller looking for a small pair of pocket binoculars, or a glasses-wearer looking for tailored options. We also carry a small range of children’s binoculars, perfect for budding ‘Packham’s’!

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Being birdwatchers, we understand the importance of trying optics in field conditions. With a viewing platform overlooking Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve, at Waterston House, you’ll be in the ideal location to do so.

We’ll take the time to explain the different features of individual models and show you first-hand how to use and maintain your optics.

With the aid of our expert, impartial advice we’ll help you select the right equipment for you.

100% of the profits from our optics sales are invested back into the Club allowing us to continue our work watching over Scotland’s birds.


Optics Day -binocular & telescope demonstration days

In addition to the equipment available all year round, we also host two Optics Days throughout the year, usually in May and October. The date of these events will be published in Scottish Birds when available and added to the website shortly after on our what’s on at Waterston House page. Please note that if there isn’t a visible listing for Optics Day on the page, this means that the dates have yet to be fixed and you should check back soon for more info, or contact us. These events give you access to the latest models and the opportunity to chat to staff from Viking Optical Ltd for further expert advice.

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