***** Please note the Octopus Centre is currently CLOSED to the public, following Government advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak*****

Sue Ash

Sue Ash

Sue is a passionate scuba diver and sea swimmer. She wants to inspire as many people as possible to take care of our seas. Her background as a charity manager, …

Nikki Harris

Centre Admin Assistant Nikki moved to Arran (too long ago to mention!) and has been involved in community initiatives on the island including setting up Lamlash Youth Centre. She runs her own part-time business when not in COAST, and is passionate about helping protect our seas and trees!

Lucy Kay

MPA Project Officer Lucy has worked on marine protected areas and marine management in the UK, south east Asia and the Pacific. She has been fortunate to visit and dive in marine reserves in many different places and is enthusiastic about realising the benefits of marine protected areas for wildlife and people.
Equal opportunities

Coast Equal Opportunities Policy



  1. The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) recognises that we live in a society where discrimination still operates to the disadvantage of many groups in


Everyone living in the area can get involved in our Community Advisory Panel (CAP). Its twelve members all live on Arran, their ages range from 14 to 71 and they …