“The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is a community-led organisation that has made a huge difference to the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde for the past 25 years. We stand for a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment for everyone.”

Current newsletter

COAST Summer News
Scotland’s “world leading” Future Catching Policy is anything but – ask your MSP to protect Scotland’s seas from damaging discarding.
Also, in this edition: Secure your space on one of our infamous summer events – both rock pooling and snorkelling are BACK for 2022; we’ve been sharing our story far and wide; proof that donating to COAST directly helps a worthwhile and impactful cause.

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A rare and exciting opportunity is available with COAST to lead on our Education and Communications whilst the current Manager is on maternity leave. To find out more, download the job information pack.

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Make a splash with Arran’s new Snorkel Trail

A new snorkel trail featuring some of Arran’s most beautiful bays and beaches was launched on Saturday 17th July. The self-led trail identifies areas for beginner and advanced snorkellers to explore all around Arran’s coast and discover what lies beneath the island’s waves.

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Visitor Centre

The Discovery Centre is Scotland’s first MPA visitor centre, and is led by COAST with the people of Arran. In fact this is the UK’s first community-led MPA visitor centre.

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Opening Hours

COAST Discovery Centre,
Old Pavilion,
Isle of Arran,
KA27 8LS

Tel: 01770 600 656