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Double award for Dolphin Centre

Double award for Dolphin Centre

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is celebrating not one, but two awards this week, winning the prestigious Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme and the Moray Speyside Tourism Business Award, presented at the Moray Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Lunch.  The Green Tourism Business Scheme recognizes Gold Award members who achieve the highest…

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Education with a Porpoise #2 – An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education…

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Conservation charities highlight continuing concern about proposed ship- to- ship transfers in the Cromarty Firth

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), RSPB Scotland, WWF Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland have united to express their concerns about the Cromarty Firth Port Authority’s application to undertake ship-to-ship oil transfers in the open sea at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth. All…

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The Moray 'Mediterranean’ shines over watching weekend

September 9-11th marked our 12th Big Watch Weekend for WDC’s Shorewatch sighting project in Scotland. With our team of dedicated volunteers raring to go, we were hoping for a record number of watches.  Unfortunately, high winds on the west coast stopped our west coast volunteers in carrying out many watches and impacted our overall numbers.…

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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre wins Hospitality Awards prize

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay, Moray, has overcome strong competition to take the Family Venue of the Year prize at the 2016 Scottish Hospitality Awards hosted in Glasgow last night. The Centre, which receives nearly 100,000 visitors each year, was up against venues such as Scottish SEA LIFE Centre, Deep Sea World, Blair Drummond…

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UK Orca Watch 2016

Last month WDC headed back up to the very north of Scotland to participate in the annual Orca Watch week in Caithness. The event, run in conjunction with the SeaWatch Foundation, is now in its 5th year and once again rewarded the hardy team of spotters on the ferry, cliffs and headlands with some incredible…

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A really wild day out!

The May Bank Holiday Monday started off very windy and wet but as the 10.30am opening drew closer the weather gods smiled on the annual WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre‘s “Really Wild Festival” at Spey Bay on the lovely Moray Firth coastline. Although it stayed breezy for the day we had thousands of visitors over the…

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Welcome Our 2016 Volunteers…

WDC is very fortunate each year to have such superb, dedicated residential volunteers to help us with the Scottish Dolphin Centre and this year we have (from left to right) Charlie, Naomi, Karen, Heather and Harris A very warm welcome to them from all of us at WDC and I hope to see you all…

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Hello Spey Bay !

I have been along at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre for the last two days doing some training and it was lovely to be back at beautiful Spey Bay – I forget just what a special place it is. It was great to meet our new team of residential volunteers for 2016 and I hope to see a…

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WDC bids farewell to Kessock Centre

After detailed discussions lasting over a year, WDC has made the decision not to renew the lease at the Dolphin and Seal Centre (DSC) at North Kessock from the end of the 2015 season.  WDC have run this small, satellite centre since 2007 and during those years it has been a great place to tell…

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