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

Jim Henderson

Jim Henderson

Born on Arran and former fisherman and retired joiner, Jim is a local historian who remembers Arran’s once famous fishing festivals well.
Cicely Gill

Cicely Gill

Cicely has lived on Arran since the 60s and has just published her first novel. She is the prime mover behind our extremely popular annual marine crafts workshop.
Sibbie Sangster

Sibbie Sangster

Sibbie is a keen sailor and cyclist. She formerly worked in adult education and was COAST’s Treasurer for 13 years. She recently retired her post but remains as a trustee. Click her photograph for more information.
Patricia

Patricia Templeton

Treasurer Recently retired to Arran, Patricia is an experienced audit, governance and risk management practitioner with 30 years experience in the private and public sectors. She has a love of all things outdoors, especially training & rehabilitating her 2 rescue dogs, and supporting & fundraising for her own and other dog charities. 

Jenni Martin

Secretary Jenni Martin originally from Bute, worked for Edinburgh City Council before retiring to Arran. Jenni has a wealth of HR and organisation development experience.

Russell Cheshire

Chair Russell operated Ocean Breeze RIB Tours with his wife Elspeth for ten years and is now the Community Safety Officer for the Arran RNLI station in Lamlash Bay. They have lived on Arran since 1994 and are keen wildlife observers and beach cleaners.