Well, you could certainly be forgiven for thinking so if you were on the Reserve today (see photos). But, it was only a film crew, who were using the dramatic views that you get at Petticowick as a backdrop for a scene in the film they are shooting for German TV. Although it looks like they are taking over, and some may think it an inappropriate use of a nature reserve, they were only there for an afternoon, and every care has been taken to make sure they did not cause any damage to the reserve at all. And they had to pay for the priviledge, and this money will be ploughed directly back into conservation management at St Abbs. So, best to view it as an interesting diversion really, as any circus should be!