***** Please note the Octopus Centre is currently CLOSED to the public, following Government advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak*****

Visit the Octopus Centre
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
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***** Please note the Octopus Centre is currently CLOSED to the public, following Government advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak*****

“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.”

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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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COAST Spring News
Lamlash Bay paves the way for revival of UK seabeds.
Read on to find out more about: how new research published proves temperate marine reserves work to recover biodiversity; our busy winter of outreach; staffing changes ahead.

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