Plans to expand the Scottish Seabird Centre have been unveiled.
The attraction opened in 2000 and offers visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of the wildlife on the North Berwick coast.
On Thursday, they announced plans to extend the centre to allow them to develop their conservation and education facilities.
With a working title of the National Marine Centre, it is hoped the expansion will help them open up their work to more school groups. They also want to increase awareness of the need to conserve the seas, coasts and marine wildlife in Scotland.
The architects who built the existing building, Simpson and Brown, have produced plans for the extension.
The centre is now looking for feedback on the plans.
Chief executive Tom Brock said: "We are extremely grateful for all the wonderful support for the centre over the last 12 years, which has allowed us to remain open and to develop our education and conservation work. This long-term vision would allow us to achieve even more in the future.
"It is at a very early stage with no funding or detailed plans, however initial feedback on the idea has been extremely positive and we are keen to engage with as many people as possible to get their ideas and thoughts."
The proposals have the backing of Scottish Natural Heritage.
Dr John Baxter said: "The proposed development of the National Marine Centre is very exciting and timely. Scotland's marine environment supports an amazing array of animals and plants and is also vital to the livelihoods of many local communities as well as being at the frontier in Scotland's drive to a greener economy through the development of marine renewable energy.
"The Centre would provide the ideal platform to celebrate Scotland's marine natural heritage whilst making links to the exciting developments that are under way."
Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead, said: "Scotland is world-renowned for its outstanding marine environment and wildlife. The long-term vision being shown by the Scottish Seabird Centre is excellent. It will expand the education and conservation work of the Centre as well as enhance the overall visitor experience and I’d like to wish them all the best with this exciting project."
Anyone who wants to provide feedback on the plans is asked to contact the centre by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.