“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.”

Ocean Film Night

On Friday 27th January, COAST’s Ocean Film Night brings the big screen to Arran, with a diverse selection of short films all about our seas and why we love them. Information and tickets available below.

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Current newsletter

COAST Summer News
Scotland’s “world leading” Future Catching Policy is anything but – ask your MSP to protect Scotland’s seas from damaging discarding.
Also, in this edition: Secure your space on one of our infamous summer events – both rock pooling and snorkelling are BACK for 2022; we’ve been sharing our story far and wide; proof that donating to COAST directly helps a worthwhile and impactful cause.

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We are currently recruiting a Visitor Engagement and Admin Assistant for the COAST Marine Discovery Centre. Join us for a busy summer, be the face of COAST and ensure our visitors have an exciting and educational experience.

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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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Opening Hours

COAST Discovery Centre,
Old Pavilion,
Isle of Arran,
KA27 8LS

Tel: 01770 600 656