“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.”

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COAST Autumn News
There is disappointment in the marine conservation sector at the promises from the new SNP Green alliance in the Scottish Government. COAST have the chance to be Nature Champions of the Decade – please vote! – and we have a dream job coming up on the Isle of Arran. All this and so much more included in our Autumn News!

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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,
Lamlash, 
Isle of Arran,
KA27 8LS

Tel: 01770 600 656

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