Playful pod of dolphins spotted in Loch Ryan

The dolphins were spotted near Stranraer harbour. Credit: Hugh Parker

Three dolphins have been captured jumping out of the water near Stranraer Harbour in Dumfries and Galloway.

Hugh Parker joined his uncle for a boat launch on Thursday, on the waters of Loch Ryan, when they spotted the playful pod swimming alongside them.

Hugh told STV News: “We were just out of Stranraer harbour when these three joined us. We were so excited, it was amazing.

“It was the first time I’ve seen dolphins in Loch Ryan, I felt very lucky to get to see them and hopefully they stick around."