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Aberdeen dolphin artwork auction raises £531,000 for two charities

Dolphin auction
Image caption The auction raised far more than was predicted

Popular dolphin sculptures from a successful art project in Aberdeen have been auctioned for £531,000 for charity.

The Wild Dolphins project was organised by Wild in Art along with the Archie Foundation at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).

It drew to a close at the weekend after a 10-week run.

The money will be split between Archie and WDC.

One of the 51 dolphins, with a golf theme and signed by golfers, went for £55,000 at Aberdeen Music Hall on Wednesday night.

The much-photographed dolphins were at parks, shopping centres, the beach and museums.

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