Extraordinary Flame Shell discovery in South Arran MPA

An extensive flame shell bed (c. 10,000m2) has been discovered in the South Arran Marine Protected Area by local recreational divers/citizen scientists. As only the second known remaining flame shell bed in the Clyde marine region, this is a significant and exciting discovery not just for Arran but for biodiversity interests throughout the whole of Scotland.

Paul Chandler moves on from COAST

Paul Chandler, who has been COAST's Executive Director for almost 3 years, will be leaving COAST at the end of March for pastures new. Here, the trustees thank him and Paul reflects on his time with COAST.