Find us

Aerial view of the Scottish Dolphin Centre
The Scottish Dolphin Centre lies half way between Inverness and Aberdeen. Turn off the A96 onto the B9104, between Mosstodloch and Fochabers, following the brown tourism sign for the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Follow the road until the end and take the right hand fork to the centre car park.


Please consider donating £2 to park your car at the Centre. Your money will contribute directly to the maintenance of the car park, the running of the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre and WDC’s work to protect dolphins in Scotland. Unfortunately there is not space at the Centre to park cars, motorhomes or trailers overnight.

Where are the nearest EV charging points? 

The nearest Electric Vehicle Charging points are at Gordon Castle (IV32 7PQ, Tesla), Clunie Place in Buckie (AB56 1AJ, Charge PLace Scotland) and Elgin Council Offices (IV30 1BX, Pod Point)

Can I walk or cycle to the Centre?

The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is on the Speyside Way, the National Cycle Network Route 1 and the Moray Coast Trail.

We have a basic bike rack at the Centre which any visitor is welcome to use.

Can I visit the Centre by public transport?

It is possible to get to the Scottish Dolphin Centre by public transport.

The nearest train stations are in Elgin and Keith, both approximately 13 miles away. Train timetables are available from ScotRail.

An on-demand bus service can be booked in advance to Spey Bay, for more information call 0300 123 4565 (phone line open Monday – Friday, 08:45- 5:00pm.) A bus service also operates from Elgin to Garmouth and the Centre is a pleasant 1½ mile walk away through the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve via the Moray Coast Trail and the Speyside Way.

Timetables for all buses from Elgin and Keith can be found at

For those coming from further afield, Inverness and Aberdeen airports are within easy reach and serve numerous destinations in both the UK and Europe.

Upcoming Events

Marine Litter in the Moray Firth – An educational documentary

Date: 4th April 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come along to learn all about how litter effects the marine environment with the Moray Firth Costal Partnership’s short film. The session will include a Q&A session with Drew Ferguson, the film-maker and their Marine Conservation and Engagement Co-Ordinator, as well as one of the participants of the film, Catherine Gemmell-Simpson from the Marine Conservation

Share this page