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Lady Scott to celebrate 90 years

Peter Scott and his wife and daughter Dafila in 1956
Sir Peter Scott set up the WWT in 1946

Sir David Attenborough is due to visit Gloucestershire later to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Lady Scott.

Lady Scott's husband Sir Peter - son of Scott of the Antarctic - set-up The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge in 1946.

The trust aims to save wetlands and their wildlife and raise awareness of the issues that affect their survival.

It is the only UK charity with a national network of nine specialist wetland visitor centres.

"What WWT has achieved, matches I think, Peter Scott's ambition for it and is an astonishing achievement... it has spread its message around the world," said Sir David Attenborough.

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