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

Green Tourism

We are very proud to have achieved the Gold Award from the Green Tourism scheme. 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 [email protected] 

Upcoming Events

Escape Captivity – Free the orca!

Date: 14th October 2022
Time: 10:30 am

A fun family event which involves a race against the clock to find the correct answers to the puzzles and rescue the orca from captivity. Each ticket is for a private activity for a maximum of 6 people . Price per group is £15.00. There will be sessions at 10:30am, 12pm & 2pm This activity

Escape Captivity – Free the orca!

Date: 21st October 2022
Time: 10:30 am

A fun family event which involves a race against the clock to find the correct answers to the puzzles and rescue the orca from captivity. Each ticket is for a private activity for a maximum of 6 people . Price per group is £15.00. There will be sessions at 10:30am, 12pm & 2pm This activity

Group Gardening Session

Date: 22nd October 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you love to garden? Or maybe you want to meet new people? Why not join WDC & Sweethome & Co. on Saturday 22nd of October for our next Group Gardening Session? It’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with likeminded people and contribute to keeping the Centre looking fabulous! The session

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