A whale and dolphin bonanza in the Outer Hebrides

By Michael Amos, WDC Residential Volunteer At the end of June, I headed over to Lewis and Harris with Shorewatch coordinator, Katie Dyke, to carry out Shorewatches as part of the Outer Hebrides wildlife festival. I was immensely excited to head over as the Outer Hebrides is somewhere I had wanted to visit for a

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Spey Bay Memories

Thomas Plant was a residential volunteer at the Scottish Dolphin Centre in 2011. In his #SpeyBayStory, he shares his memories of the wonderful sights and sounds of his time here.  At Spey Bay nature surrounds you It’s everywhere you look It was here, that I learnt about parachuting skylarks and Key rattling corn buntings In

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Searching for Whales in the Moray Firth

One of our Residential Volunteers at the Scottish Dolphin Centre, Michael Amos, had a wonderful time searching for Whales in May, here is the story of his experience.   When I heard there were Orcas hanging around Fraserburgh in May, I became determined to try and see them. The orcas were seen very close inshore

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Spey Bay Shingle beach

Spey Bay Stories

2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories, and to celebrate the Scottish Dolphin Centre is collecting stories about Spey Bay from WDC volunteers, the local community and our visitors. Stories should be 150-300 words long, or could be in another form such as poetry, video, music, or anything creative! Submissions can be sent by email to

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