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
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Why lobsters and scallops are larger and more fertile in Lamlash Bay No Take Zone
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Save our seas from destructive dredging, salmon farming and poor management
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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 25 years. We stand for a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment for everyone.”

Putting

After a decade of being closed due to poor drainage, COAST have worked hard to re-instate the Lamlash Putting Green. It is a far cry from your traditional putting green

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Current newsletter

COAST Autumn News
Habitat destruction driving biodiversity loss and extinction.
Read on to find out more about: how Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government are failing to manage our seas; what we’ve been up to over the last 3 months; what research we’ve completed this summer and an extra special creature feature!

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Flame shells

The Flame shell is a particularly amazing species, building nests using byssus threads which knit the seabed together forming a reef sometimes many hectares in size. While the bright orange tentacle mollusc is on its own a very incredible wee creature, what it builds becomes home to 100’s of other species.

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