“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.”

COAST are currently recruiting for a new Manager. Visit our vacancies page to find out more.

Current newsletter

COAST Summer News
As we celebrate a quarter century of COAST, we look forward to the possibilities of recovery, not just conservation, of our National inshore waters. We continue to spread the marine conservation word far and wide, look forward to welcoming you onto events this summer and having marine researchers in our seas once again.

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Donation in memory of Alan & Pat Tod and Mrs McArthur

We recently received a very generous donation from Dr Allan, which in part was comprised from bequests from his father’s cousin, the late Alan Tod. Dr Allan donated this money due to his and Alan’s life-long attachment to Arran – including many happy holidays fishing in Lamlash Bay.

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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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