New whale and dolphin centre

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has opened a new visitor centre in Tobermory.

Funded through a £220K grand from the UK government’s Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), the centre boasts interactive exhibitions, displays and a gift shop.

Scotland’s western seas are among Europe’s most important habitats for cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises.  so far, 24 of the world’s estimated 92 cetacean species have been recorded in the region.

The CCF has also funded a revamp of the trust’s research yacht, Silurian, which is used by marine scientists and volunteers to survey cetaceans.

Mull is a magnet for wildlife fans and the new centre aims to underline the island as a destination to enjoy and discover world-class marine biodiversity.

The visitor centre will be open seven days a week during the season, from 10.30am to 4.30pm.  Entry is free although a small charge may be needed for specific events. Donations are welcome.

Visit the Trust’s website

Recent sightings page