Two day Whale and Dolphin watch planned for June

MORAY VISITORS AND RESIDENTS alike are being invited to a two-day event this summer that seeks to educate and entertain at the same time.

The ‘Watch@TheBroch’ event on June 10 and 11 is being organised by the Burghead Visitor Centre – an already highly popular viewing site for the Moray Firths resident and visiting Dolphins and Whales.

It was from the visitor centre that in January brought national headlines to the region when several Humpback Whales were spotted close to the shore – sparky a frenzy as hundreds flocked to the area.

Such visits are becoming a regular feature along Moray’s coastline – and in themselves something of a visitor attraction, in particular where facilities and information are being made available to the public such as those at Burghead and at Spey Bay.

A spokeswoman for the Burghead Visitor Centre told insideMoray: “We have lined up several local organisations including North58, who have been behind many of the most exciting dolphin and whale spotting trips off our shore.

“We will also have Marine Connection, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and members of the Cromarty Rising group, who will explain why it is so important to protect the rich sea life we have along the Moray Firth.”

While attendance by the Dolphins and Whales cannot be guaranteed, instruction in when, where and how to look out for them can. For this event there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy, with a number of stalls, activities and refreshments to hand – as well as organised boat trips from Burghead harbour.