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, dolphins and porpoises.

The charity’s 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


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. We also achieved 100% in the Sustainability section of a Mystery Visitor review in 2022, managed by award winning tourism insight consultancy BVA BDRC. This review looked at our recycling, environmental credentials of our shop products and how we communicate our sustainability efforts to visitors.

We have recently completed a project with Abertay University to determine the carbon emissions produced by the Scottish Dolphin Centre. The total emissions baseline figure is 39.29tCO2e for 2021 – 2022. Read the full report.

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

The appropriate emergency numbers to call if you find a live stranded animal are: (can be used 24 hours a day)

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


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]

Sunny view at Scottish Dolphin Centre

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