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.…

Paul Chandler

Executive Director Paul is a geoscientist and diver who has worked in the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle and Far East, and Africa. He is a passionate advocate for a beautiful and abundant marine environment for all.
Sibbie Sangster

Sibbie Sangster

Treasurer Sibbie is a keen sailor and cyclist. She formerly worked in adult education and has been  COAST’s Treasurer for many years.

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.
Howard Wood

Howard Wood OBE

Co-Founder Howard formed COAST in 1995 with another local diver, Don MacNeish. He was a key driver in the establishment of the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone in 2008 and a Goldman Environmental Prize Winner in 2015. To read more click Howard's picture.