The Moray Firth dolphins

The Moray Firth dolphins

There are dolphins and sometimes whales just off the coast. The whales are merely passing through, but the resident bottlenose dolphins have made the Moray Firth their home.

Scottish Dolphin Centre


The award-winning Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is a good shore-based spot at which to see the dolphins, and there are boat trips available from Buckie, Findhorn and Lossiemouth. At the right time of year, Spey Bay is also a good place to see the ospreys that fly effortlessly back and forth on fishing trips to feed their young. Find out more at

Image Credit: Charlie Phillips/WDCS