A charity campaign, sponsored by the Press and Journal, is striving to transform the north-east into a world-class destination for dolphin watching.
Record numbers of dolphins have been recorded off the west coast of Scotland.
They are among nature's most spectacular and much-loved species so it's no surprise that people travel thousands of miles to try and get a glimpse of them.
A sunburned dolphin which languished for hours on a Highland beach after becoming stranded has been spotted reunited with her pod.
A £270,000 revamp of one of the most popular dolphin-spotting destinations in the Highlands has been completed.
Crowds of youngsters gasped with delight yesterday while they watched dolphins staging a natural marine exhibition in the waves off the Moray coast.
Wildlife enthusiasts along the north-east coast are being asked to help conservationists track whale and dolphin activity as part of a scheme to keep the animals safe.
Saturnine weather meant the first day of the fourth annual Dolphinwatch project in Aberdeen had only a handful of visitors yesterday.
A wildlife group is appealing for help in tracing a famous dolphin which has gone missing since it visited the north of Scotland.
A rare striped dolphin has been found dead in Lerwick Harbour.
Work is to get under way at the best-known dolphin-watching spot in the Highlands in an attempt to ease summer tourist congestion and parking problems.
Stunned tourists off the coast of Costa Rica find their small boat surrounded by a ‘superpod’ of dolphins, racing alongside and leaping into the air. Orlando Marin, who posted his footage to Facebook, says they numbered in the thousands. Gathering’s of this size can be the result of a food source, or can happen spontaneously.
Instagram user Karen Mackay and her family had a fantastic weekend spotting dolphins in the Moray Firth, just off Findochty.
Bottle nose dolphin plays with his food as he jumps and catches a salmon in the Moray Firth, near at Chanory Point, Highlands.
Dolphins may be a familiar sight in the north-east but that doesn't take away from these astonishing images captured off the Welsh coast.
An amateur photographer has captured some incredible pictures of a bottlenose dolphin catching and playing with a salmon.
Even young dolphins like to hitch a ride with mum - as these remarkable pictures show.
Keen-eyed water watchers are being urged to take to the coasts for a weekend of spectacular whale and dolphin spotting.
This is the moment a plucky dolphin faced off against a 3,000-tonne sea monster in Aberdeen Harbour.
This amazing picture shows one of nature's most spectacular marine spectacles sights taking place only yards from a Highland shore.
A kayaker was left amazed after bottlenose dolphins swam close to his kayak off the west coast of Scotland near the Isle of Coll.
The Banffshire Coast is breathtakingly beautiful, and it is not just the local residents who say it: National Geographic magazine voted it one of the top coastline destinations in the world.
Thousands have flocked to coastlines around the north-east to catch a glimpse of the dolphins since they arrived in the region last month.
A handful of fashionably late guests of honour provided the perfect finale to the Scottish Dolphin Centre's Really Wild Festival.
Two beautiful dolphins put on a stunning display for a boat near the isle of Mull.
Have you been out to admire the dolphins in the North Sea recently?
Have you been out dolphin spotting in this week's glorious weather?
An Aberdeen surfer has captured some of the North Sea's most famous visitors on camera.
A new code of practice to protect the bottlenose dolphins of Aberdeen Harbour has been launched.
Footage has emerged of dolphins bow riding down the Sound Of Raasay, between Skye and Rassay. The moving moment was captured by Iain Jones during a boat trip last week. Mr Jones said the friendly mammals were around for five days, which is unusual for this time of year. It is believed the dolphins have now moved on.
Aberdeen's beautiful water wildlife came out to play this week as a pod of dolphins were filmed welcoming a ferry into the city's harbour.
These recent visitors to Mull created a bit of a splash with the locals.