Marine mammal rescue course

A MARINE Mammal Rescue training course, delivered by members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue organisation, is set to be held in Carnan, South Uist, on Saturday, May 21.

The course trains people in the first aid and safe re-flotation of whales, dolphins and porpoises using specialised equipment; as well as the first aid and rescue of abandoned seal pups.

Running from 9.30am until 5pm, the course is split into two sessions with the morning covering marine mammal biology, species ID, physiology, first aid, assessment and rescue techniques; and the afternoon consisting of three practical exercises using life sized water filled models of a seal pup, Common dolphin and a Pilot whale.

For more information and to apply for a place on the course, visit the training section at