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Dive straight into Scotland’s first Marine Protected Area visitor centre
Discover
Arran’s hidden treasures in beds of maerl, kelp, seagrass and mud
Explore
Why lobsters and scallops are larger and more fertile in Lamlash Bay No Take Zone
COAST Support Sustainable Fishing
Save our seas from destructive dredging, salmon farming and poor management
Meet the Team
Discover the people behind COAST and get involved

“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 20 years. We stand for a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment for everyone.”

COAST are currently recruiting! Visit our vacancies page to find out more.

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Diving and snorkelling

Many divers and snorkellers come to carefully explore the recovery of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone and other extraordinary underwater sites in the South Arran MPA.

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Octopus Centre

The Octopus Centre is Scotland’s first MPA visitor centre, and it 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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North Arran Salmon Farm Campaign

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced the submission of a 195 page scoping report for a new North Arran Marine Fish Farm. COAST are opposed to this development and are asking for your support.

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Our funders

COAST’s mission is to protect and restore a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment for everyone. We rely on funding and donations.

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December 2018
Getting our act together to save our seas!
Coastal stakeholders succeed with three major breakthroughs for healthier Scottish seas.

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