One of WDC’s biggest ever events, Wild Dolphins, has beaten off some tough competition to scoop a top tourism prize.
Wild Dolphins, a collaboration between ourselves, children’s hospital charity, the ARCHIE Foundation, and events company, Wild in Art won the Best Event or Festival at Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Tourism Awards.
The art trail project was hailed a spectacular success, with thousands of people visiting 50 painted dolphin sculptures that were situated around Aberdeen during the summer months. The sculptures were then auctioned off in September, raising half a million pounds for both charities.
Iain Watson, chairman of the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, said: “The Wild Dolphins project really captured the imagination of both locals and visitors and helped to put the region on the map.
“It was a fantastic project that brought colour to the streets of Aberdeen during the summer, put a smile on people’s faces and raised a substantial amount of money for charity. Wild Dolphins was a very worthy winner.”