About Us

Scottish Dolphin Centre

The Scottish Dolphin Centre is run by WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. WDC is the leading charity (Scottish Charity No. SC040231) dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins.

Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.  Our mission is to amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect them. You can find out more about the organization at uk.whales.org

WDC is working to ensure better protection for the whales and dolphins found around the coast of Scotland. We run a number campaigns and projects, you can find our more information about these on our main website:

If you would like to support our work you can Adopt a Dolphin or Make a Donation

What to do if you find a stranded whale or dolphin in Scotland?

The appropriate emergency numbers to call and which can be used 24 hours a day are:

1. 01825 765 546 (BDMLR – British Divers Marine Life Rescue)

OR

2. 08707 377 722 (SSPCA – Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Hotline)

If the animal is DEAD then contact the Scottish Strandings Co-ordinator at the Scottish Agricultural College on: 01463 243030 (or 01463 791915 outside of office hours).

Upcoming Events

Otter & Osprey Walk

Date: 5th July 2018

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Otter & Osprey Walk

Once again we will be running a series of evening guided wildlife walks during the summer months and we will start with the Otter & Osprey evening walk. Dates:  Thursday 5th & 26th July and Thursday 2nd August from 7pm until 9pm (ish) Tickets will be on sale from the Centre shop from Monday 18th

Pirate Day Sunday 12th August 10:30am – 4:30pm

Date: 12th August 2018

Time: 10:30am - 16:30pm

Location: WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Come down to the Centre for one last ‘hurrah’ before the Scottish school holidays end! Dust off your best pirate or mermaid costume and come and join in lots of pirate fun, games and activities. You will be able to look out for sea monsters up on Shorewatch hill and take part in the one