Marauding Pirates set to strike the Moray coast

Fun for the kids at Spey Bay's Pirates Day this weekend.
Fun for the kids at Spey Bay’s Pirates Day this weekend.

DAYS WHEN PIRATES where marauding the Moray coastline will be recalled this weekend at the Whale and Dolphin Conservation centre at Spey Bay.

As children prepare to return to school after the summer holidays they can have one last fling at ‘Pirate Day’ on Sunday from 10.30am until 4.30pm – with entrance free to all, including would-be Pirates.

Caroline Spiecher, who is guide and events volunteer at the centre, said: “Summer has been fantastically busy here. There is no better place to be than outside watching the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world and the amazing ospreys flying and hunting over the river.

“We are really excited for Pirate Day, especially for all the little pirates showing off their pirate styles. With so many fun activities this is going to be a great day for the whole family.”

The Moray Firth has like most of the Scottish coastline a pirate history – this area was once ruled by Thorstein the Red around the year 875.

On Sunday youngsters will be challenged with searching out Blackbeard’s hidden riches – decked out in their pirate gear they will also be able to design their own pirate flag and have their faces painted in pirate style.

For further information contact the Scottish Dolphin Centre on 01343 820339 or by email to