In the summer of 2014, Aberdeen was taken over by dolphins as our new dolphin sculptures went on display for the very first time.
Mary Louise Butterworth with her commission Seadog for Aberdeen Inspired
As well as 50 large dolphin sculptures, over 30 schools in and around Aberdeen took part and decorated their own dolphin calves which also went on public display as part of the trail.
There were some fantastic sponsors on board including First Aberdeen, Nautronix, Aberdeen Inspired, Craig Group, Subsea 7, Aberdeen Harbour, Tenants First & Sanctuary Group, Charles Michies Chemist, Mckenzie Print, Ruby Red Design, Evening Express, Visit Aberdeen, AAA, Aberdeen Library and Information Services and Simmons & Co.
We were thrilled to work with WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) and the ARCHIE Foundation to bring Wild Dolphins to Aberdeen. At the end of the 10 week trail, the dolphin sculptures were auctioned off and raised an incredible amount of £531,000 for both charities.