Posts by Alison Rose
Spey Bay Adventure
Sadie Gorvett (Education Intern) recalls her most memorable times as an intern at the Scottish Dolphin Centre. My name is Sadie and for the past 8 months I have been one of the education interns at the Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay. Every year the centre recruits 6 interns to help deliver the array…Read More
30,725g of litter cleaned up – good job!
By Sarah Sheldon, WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre‘s Guide and Events intern. Plastic has recently been a hot topic, even more than usual here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Myself and the other interns have recently attempted to reduce our plastic consumption after watching the incredible eye opening film “A Plastic Ocean”. So when I was…Read More
BBC schools’ radio programme talks dolphins
At WDC we welcome opportunities to talk to young audiences about whales and dolphins and the work that we do. When I was approached by the BBC to take part in a schools’ radio programme about the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins in Scotland, I was very pleased to agree. We were joined by three pupils…Read More
Sea, Cetaceans, Saltire – Volunteering with WDC Shorewatch…
Growing up beside the sea meant that the beach was and still is my favourite place to be. I was always fascinated by the little beasties that lived in the rock pools and nibbled at your toes when you went paddling and I would quite happily spend hours turning over rocks and gazing out to…Read More
Twilight Walk at Scottish Dolphin Centre
As the sun began to set over the Scottish Dolphin Centre, an intrepid group of visitors joined us for our Twilight Walk at Spey Bay. The aim: to find and learn about some of the more mysterious creatures of the night! So I should probably start with a quick introduction as despite being here 3…Read More
The Dolphin Enigma- A Poem by Matthew Scott
The Dolphin Enigma What is dolphin? Defined by science or subject to interpretation? There are many intangible qualities that make up dolphin. A dolphin is elusive to our eyes and thought. What is it like to be dolphin? Will we ever know? We cannot experience echolocation, our eyes are not on the sides of our…Read More
My role: MPA Volunteer at WDC
My name is Helyn Long I volunteer for WDC in Scotland. In my role as MPA (Marine Protected Area) volunteer it is my job to visit the communities that will be affected by the creation of an MPA, inform them of the process and encourage them to take part in the public consultation that will…Read More
Baxter’s support – a huge help!
Building links with the local community here in Moray, north east Scotland, has been crucial to the success of the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Many many local people care for the bottlenose dolphins and other Scottish wildlife just as much as WDC does – and they show their passion by supporting us in a wide variety…Read More
Outdoors is best
As this is my first blog post I will start by introducing myself. My name is Lorna and I am the education officer based at the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Probably the best thing I could tell you about myself is that I love my job. I get to work with a wide-range of people and…Read More
What makes a great visitor experience?
As manager of the Scottish Dolphin Centre, I have good reason to ponder this question. It came up again this week as we were awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, an accolade given to establishments who consistently get a high number of outstanding reviews. What strikes me as interesting is that many of our reviewers…Read More