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 have come to the sad conclusion to close the sanctuary on the 31st October 2018.
This was an enormously tough decision which has been reached with a heavy heart and with the utmost consideration.
As always, the welfare of the creatures in our care remains our focus. Work will now start to safely transfer them to other Sea Life centres in the UK. This requires careful preparation and management and will involve 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.
Until 31st October, the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary will continue to care for our resident creatures and welcome guests to learn and be inspired by the sea and its inhabitants.