“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.”

Vacancies

We’re currently seeking enthusiastic budding marine conservationists to gain experience with us as our Marine Engagement Volunteers.

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Current newsletter

COAST Spring News
The Clyde cod seasonal closure has highlighted significant failings of Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government; can lessons be learned?
Also, in this edition: Apply for a rare and exciting opportunity to become part of the COAST team, Snorkel Taster Sessions are BACK, Easter Saturday looks set to be sp-egg-tacular…and lots, lots more.
Read on to find out what we’ve been up to this quarter.

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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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Curled octopus

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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