Have a ‘Fin’-tastic time this summer with RSPB Dolphinwatch

Kirsty Nutt

Saturday 25 June 2016

Aberdeen is fast becoming the best place in the UK to spot bottle nosed dolphins, and staff and Volunteers at RSPB Dolphinwatch are inviting everyone along to join in this summer with a whole range of family friendly events at Torry Battery.

Catherine Leatherland, People Engagement Officer said: "The fact that dolphins are regularly seen in the busy harbour in Aberdeen is really special, and we're here every week, from Thursday through to Sunday helping people to spot these amazing animals.

"We're also hosting a series of family activities throughout the summer holidays so that visitors to Dolphinwatch can discover just how fantastic Aberdeen's wildlife is!"

The team is kicking off the school holidays with a family fun weekend on 9 and 10 July. There will also be regular rocky shore rambles and an opportunity to learn about the dangers of litter at a marine litter awareness weekend.

Catherine added: "Springwatch this year has really highlighted the issue of marine litter, and the amazing work done by volunteers, so why not come along to a beach clean and do something great for nature this summer."

Details of each event can be found on the RSPB website at rspb.org.uk/aberdeen and on the facebook page facebook.com/RSPBNorthEastScotland or call 01224 624824 for more details.

RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch team are on hand at Torry Battery from 11am-6pm on Thursday to Sunday every week until 14 August. They are equipped with binoculars and telescopes provided by Viking Optical, and plenty of expertise to help visitors get the best experience possible.

Since it started in 2013, Dolphinwatch has grown bigger and better each year thanks to support from VisitAberdeenshire, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Harbour Board Community Action Fund and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).

For further information and to arrange an interview, please contact:

Kirsty Nutt, RSPB Communications Officer, on 01224 627869 or 07711385595.

Photographs:

Images to support this story are available by clicking https://we.tl/mXm1AShC2M. They should be credited to RSPB Scotland and used only in relation to this story.

Editor's notes:

1. The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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