April's feature focused on the magical world of Seagrass meadows found Scotland's seas.
Fiona's Fitsteps have been using the grounds of the Discovery Centre to allow classes to continue as guidelines permit. Classes like these are important not just for physical health, but also people's mental health.
COAST's 2021 AGM saw changes to our Board of Trustees; Cicely Gill has stepped up as Chair following Russell Cheshire's retirement, and Jenni Martin's role of Secretary has been filled by Catherine Jenks.
Ruth worked for Arran Eco Savvy delivering projects on sustainable lifestyles and carbon literacy. It is through this work, along with her interactions with COAST that she has recognised the importance of marine conservation in the fight against climate change.
Simon is an Arran based Graphic Designer who has worked and volunteered with COAST since 2017. After many years living in Peru, he returned home to Arran where he believes there is huge potential to become more sustainable and self-sufficient. He is a director of the Arran Pioneer Project and created the Arran Green Map.
In March 2021, North Ayrshire Council Planning Committee unanimously refused the Scottish Salmon Company's application for a salmon farm off the north east coast of Arran at Millstone Point. There was masss community opposition to this farm, which would have spoiled one of Arran's truly wild and tranquil coastlines.