A conservation charity has launched its dolphin watching scheme in Aberdeen for the new season.
The RSPB’s Dolphinwatch project at Torry Battery will run over the next two years.
Representatives from the Torry Community Centre and Maritime Museum, plus MSPs Lewis MacDonald, Kevin Stewart and Maureen Watt, joined pupils from Kirkhill Primary yesterday.
The children painted a large wooden dolphin and named her Oceana especially for the occasion.
To lead the new project, which received funding from the Scottish Power Foundation and the Heritage Lottery Fund, RSPB Scotland appointed a two-year Dolphinwatch community events officer Sadie Gorvett.
Sadie said: “It’s great news for nature that schoolchildren in Torry and across Aberdeen will learn about threats to marine wildlife and habitats and what they can do to help. It really is a wish come true.”
RSPB Scotland staff and volunteers will be at Torry Battery from 11am to 6pm on Thursdays to Sundays until August 19.