The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) is the leading cetacean research and education charity on the west coast of Scotland, working hard to conserve marine biodiversity for the future. Our vital work makes a huge difference, but costs money. As a small charity, we rely on the generous support received from people like you to sustain our programmes. We are always grateful for any donation, whether big or small. Funds raised through donations are particularly useful, as these monies are unrestricted. This means that the money can be used in any way HWDT deems fit and really assists with long term development and planning of the Trust and its activities. We welcome donations of money and also of equipment.

Equipment donations

As a charity, and with most of our funds being directed to our projects, donations of specific equipment can really make a difference in our offices and Visitor Centre.  Currently, we would benefit greatly from the following equipment donations:

  • Binoculars (adult and child)
  • Digital SLR camera with up to 200 or 300mm zoom/fixed lenses for photo-identification work
  • Office stationery and consumables 
  • Laptops
  • A heavy-duty colour printer 
  • Office computer software: Microsoft Office suite, PhotoShop, Manifold
  • Printer cartridges for: HP colour LaserJet 1600, HP LaserJet 1020 and Lexmark Z735
  • Toner for photocopier Aticio Rex-Rotary 1308 
  • Two flat screen monitors
  • A washing machine and drier
  • A fridge/freezer 
  • A portable colour T.V. with DVD, for use in our Visitor Centre
  • Aerators for marine touch tanks

To discuss this further, please e-mail or phone our Main Office: (01688) 302620

Challenge Events

The perfect opportunity to complete that life long ambition, challenge yourself physically and experience the local culture whilst fundraising for HWDT. Find out more HERE or contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Monetary donations

You can make a monetary donation on-line using our secure server or you could send us a cheque (made payable to 'HWDT') to:

HWDT, 28 Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland, PA75 6NU

You can now donate by texting 'HWDT12' and the amount you wish to give (e.g. 'HWDT12 £10' to donate £10) to 70070 via Vodafone Just Giving. All texts are free and will not come out of your monthly contracted allowance.

If you wish to make a one off donation through your credit/debit card please fill the form below.

Online Donation

Gift Aid: For every £1 you give, 28p can be reclaimed from your taxes without costing you a penny.