Moray’s whale and dolphin centre in line for award

Dolphin centre in awards short-list

ONE OF MORAY’S most popular visitor attractions is in line for a national award.

The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay has been put forward for the title of Best Visitor Attraction in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.

Since it was first opened in 2004 the centre has grown year on year in popularity not only with visitors to the region but with residents. The centre was created to take full advantage of Moray’s most enduring resident popular of Dolphins, as well as regular visits from a variety of wildlife on land and at sea.

Manager of the centre is Alison Jordan who said of the nomination: “We are absolutely delighted with the news of our shortlisting for best visitor attraction.

“WDC staff and volunteers have been working hard all year to give visitors the wonderful experience of seeing bottlenose dolphins, wild and free in Scottish waters. We are looking forward to celebrating this success at the awards dinner in November.”

Moray/Speyside Tourism operations manager Cameron Taylor added: “We are delighted that the Scottish Dolphin Centre has been recognised as one of the best visitor attractions in the Highlands and Islands.

“The enthusiastic team at the centre make it a must-see for visitors to Moray Speyside and we wish them every success in the awards.”

Meanwhile the Scottish Dolphin Centre will be taking part in Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean on Sunday, September 20 from 1pm.

Alison Jordan said: “We would love it if people could help us clean Spey Bay Beach. All volunteers will receive a free drink from the café as thanks. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult, call 01343 820339 for more information.”