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October 06, 2015   •  

"Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world"
- Simon King OBE, BBC presenter and wildlife film maker.

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Map show wildlife centresScottish Dolphin Centre, Spey Bay, Moray Firth, IV32 7PJ

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.

Dolphin and Seal Centre, North Kessock, Moray Firth, IV1 3UB

From Inverness, follow the A9 (northbound) for 2km. The visitor centre is located in the Tourism Information Centre car park, first left over the Kessock Bridge and is clearly signposted.

Can I visit a WDC Centre by public transport?

It is possible to get to and from both WDC Visitor Centres by public transport.

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

PLEASE NOTE: The Garmouth viaduct is currently closed for repair work so the Scottish Dolphin Centre can’t currently be accessed from Garmouth by foot or bicycle. The bridge is scheduled to reopen around 6th-13th April 2015.

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 01343 562533 (phone line open Monday – Friday, 9:30- 1:00pm.) 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 www.moray.gov.uk.

The Dolphin and Seal Centre at North Kessock is approximately 3 miles from Inverness station. Regular buses run from the centre of Inverness to North Kessock. All buses are operated by Stagecoach/Bluebird and timetables can be found on the Stagecoach website at www.stagecoachbus.com/bluebird

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

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