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Dive straight into Scotland’s first Marine Protected Area visitor centre
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Arran’s hidden treasures in beds of maerl, kelp, seagrass and mud
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Why lobsters and scallops are larger and more fertile in Lamlash Bay No Take Zone
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“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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Communities call for urgent action

In August 2019 COAST was one of 45 signatories on open letters to the First Minister and the Environment Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee, seeking urgent action to protect our National waters.

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Tales from the Trail: Isle of Arran

The Hebridean Whale Trail celebrates breath-taking places along the west coast of Scotland. Every week, the Trail features one of their sites – this week they featured Arran . So what are you waiting for? Join us on a journey of marine wildlife watching around our coastlines and read “Tales from the Trail: Isle of Arran”.

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