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

To find out more about our sustainability efforts, please read our Sustainability Policy.

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 Marine Animal Strandings Scheme on: 07979245893 or email reports@strandings.org. 

Upcoming Events

Dolphin Disturbance Family Activity

Date: 20th August 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Scottish Dolphin Centre

Do you ever wonder how underwater noise affects Whales and Dolphins? Then come along to our Disturbance family activity and learn more by taking part in our Dolphin obstacle course! The activities will run between 12pm and 3pm on Saturday 20th August. This is a free drop in activity with no need to book so

Otter & Osprey Walk

Date: 26th August 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Otter and Osprey Walk

Otter & Osprey Walk

Date: 8th September 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Otter and Osprey Walk

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