“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.”

Current newsletter

COAST Winter News
We’re delighted to have secured funding for our very own boat to enable a wide range of restoration, research and education activities.
We reflect on a busy 2021, celebrate the success of local coastal communities, and look forward to an exciting and rewarding 2022 for community marine conservation.

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Make a splash with Arran’s new Snorkel Trail

A new snorkel trail featuring some of Arran’s most beautiful bays and beaches was launched on Saturday 17th July. The self-led trail identifies areas for beginner and advanced snorkellers to explore all around Arran’s coast and discover what lies beneath the island’s waves.

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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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