***** The Marine Visitor Centre is now re-open, with new policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone *****
– Unless exempt, please wear a face covering
– Only one household, or two individuals inside at any time
– For health & safety, we’ve had to modify our displays and minimise our hands-on experience
– Opening days/hours are subject to weekly change – please check our facebook page for most recent updates

The Lamlash Tennis Courts are fully open, on a “pay as you play” basis – please put money in the honesty box at the courts or donate to us online via our website. We are unable to provide equipment at this time, and all players participate at their own risk.

Diver photographing scallop
Angus Robson

Angus is a diver and underwater photographer as well as a retired tradesman… When you meet him ask him why he is the only member of the OFD Club…?

What do you do as a COAST volunteer?
Assist with both maintenance of the Octopus Centre and underwater surveys of marine life

Why do you volunteer with COAST?
Any practical assistance I can offer to COAST I am only too happy to oblige

Which is your favourite marine animal and why?

Nudibranchs (seaslugs) The variety we have in Arran’s waters is surprising. Capturing the fascinating detail of these animals is an ongoing joy.

What would you say to local people who would like to volunteer with COAST?
It’s a community based group and progressive in its aims of marine conservation and any support locally is most welcome.

You can see some of Angus’s underwater photographs here www.arransealife.co.uk