Dolphin centre goes ‘really wild’ for holiday fun


Things got really wild over the bank holiday weekend when the Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay hosted their annual festival.

A celebration of ‘Scotland’s great outdoors’, the annual really wild festival was once again packed with fun events for every family member – but in particular for the younger generation who had a hunger for learning about the Moray Firth Whale and Dolphin population.

While Dolphin watching was on the agenda for some the main attraction was the chance to make a noise via drumming workshops – while the adults could browse through the local craft stalls on display.

“Spey Bay is truly outstanding,” centre guide and events volunteer Aimee Burrows said, adding: “And not only its scenery which is ever challenging, but with its wildlife too.

“So far this season I have seen seals, ospreys and, the icing on the cake, was seeing the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins.”

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is at the heart of the Spey Bay centre, acting as a focal point for visitors to learn more about the resident dolphin population as well as the occasional visiting Whale.

WDC field officer Charlie Philips said: “Spey Bay is a wonderful place to come to and showcase to members of the public the Scottish dolphin population and the wonderful heritage we have.”

Throughout the summer the centre is the place to be for land-based dolphin watching from 11am to 5pm seven days a week.

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