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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
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
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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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Sibbie Sangster

Sibbie retires as COAST Treasurer

Sibbie Sangster, for 13 years the Keeper of the Purse for COAST, has decided to retire as the Treasurer of COAST; to be fair, she decided some while ago but has only now managed to persuade the other trustees to release her! Here, we thank her for all she has done as she reflects on how much has changed over the years.

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COAST Winter News
Happy new “Year of Coasts and Waters” in jeopardy.
What will happen to marine conservation in a post-Brexit world? Will the Scottish Government put their words into action? Read on to find out more.

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