The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary has been educating and entertaining local families and those visiting the area since opening in 1979. Sadly visitor numbers to the attraction have been in decline and after comprehensively reviewing every possible option, there isn’t a viable way to sustain the significant investment that is required in order to keep the sanctuary open. Therefore we came to the sad conclusion to close the sanctuary on the 31st October 2018.
This was an enormously tough decision which was reached with a heavy heart and with the utmost consideration.
As always, the welfare of the creatures in our care remains our focus. We have safely transferred our creatures to other Sea Life centres in the UK. This required careful preparation and management and involved vets, marine biologists and logistics experts to ensure the wellbeing of all those animals relocated.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our staff who have been incredibly understanding and have shown amazing commitment and team work over the years. We also want to thank all our wonderful guests for their support.